Dr. Caliendo
January 30th, 2012 @ 5:15 am

Dr. Caliendo called me at 5:15 AM PST and we had a thirty-five minute conversation. I gave him permission to administer Zyprexa to try to stabilize mom. I tried to give him a history of mom’s medical and psychological issues, but he made it clear that he was spending much too long on the phone […]

Re: Kathleen Gagne: Rodney, Meds, Dr. Caliendo
January 10th, 2012 @ 10:00 am

I sent the following email to Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman: Hello Sophia, (1) Can we please schedule a time and date for the conference call in advance this time? I can be available any time, day or night, any day this week. But it is much, much easier for me if I can plan for […]

Autopsy / Brain
September 18th, 2012 @ 11:56 am

In the middle of September I remembered how cold Dr. Caliendo sounded when he told me that there would be no way to tell what (if anything) was wrong with mom’s brain until she was dead and we performed an autopsy. So I sent this email to my attorney this morning: Hey Steve, This is […]

July 26th, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

Here is an alphabetical list of all the doctors who have been involved with mom’s care: Dr. Akey Dr. Anwer Dr. Agnes K. BartoszekpodiatristCentral Florida Podiatry Dr. Bratu Dr. Dannie Buck Dr. John CaliendoPsychiatristStewart-Marchman ACTHalifax Hospital Psychiatric Unit Dr. Allen CusackManagerJ. E. Cusack Mortuary Dr. Escander Dr. Faughty Dr. Dahila Fulop Andrew Garber Dr. Mandeep […]

Early Morning Phone Call
July 13th, 2012 @ 6:14 am

While I was having breakfast this morning, around quarter past six, I received a phone call from Woodland Terrace. It was Sherri Spillman, the Administrator of the facility. She apologized for calling me so early in the morning, but said that she was calling because she was talking to mom and she specifically asked to […]

Status Update
May 29th, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

I just sent the following email: [name redacted], I’m copying [name redacted] on this since I haven’t had a chance to update her on my call with the hospital this morning yet, too. I’ll leave it up to [her] to update [name redacted] and / or [name redacted] if she wants. The nurse told me […]

News from Dr. Escander
May 24th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

I finally was able to talk to an actual doctor this morning about mom and the news is good. I talked to Dr. Escander — not sure about the spelling there — and he was very nice and extremely helpful and kind. Here are the notes that I took from our conversation: He said that […]

A Bit of Hope
March 20th, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

Here is an email I sent to one of my old college friends in the spring of 2012. His wife and her family work in the medical profession and had been offering me a bit of advice about mom.   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: Re: Treatment Team Meeting 2.28.12 Sent: March 20, 2012 […]

Questions for Janis
March 9th, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

In response to a prior email, I sent the following message to Janis Stovall at Grace Manor: Dear Janis, (1) Once again there is a point of confusion here. Connie at no point during our phone call yesterday morning indicated to me that my mother, Kathleen Gagne, could “sign in for herself”. We discussed that […]

A Long Call with Janis
March 7th, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

I had a fairly long phone call with Janis Stovall from Grace Manor Port Orange. Here are my notes from the call: Janis spoke with EverCare, a diversion plan; possibly 30 days 1 EverCare is a state-funded program Department of Children & Families will give a list to providers, EverCare is on that list assumes […]