Confusion Again
March 6th, 2012 @ 12:40 am

In early March I forwarded to Janis Stovall of Grace Manor Port Orange the email I sent to Connie Wade at Halifax a month earlier. I prefaced the forward with this note: Dear Ms. Stovall, Here is a message I sent to Connie at Halifax on February 6. I have edited the original message by […]

Too Many Drugs
March 6th, 2012 @ 12:20 am

Here is an email I sent to Janis Stovall at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dear Ms. Stovall, I received the email below from a friend of a friend who works as a consultant with veterans dealing with PTSD. 1 It’s interesting because she seemed to have a lot of information about the medications mom is […]

March 6th, 2012 @ 12:17 am

I sent the following email to Janis Stovall <> at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dear Ms. Stovall, Here is a summary of the details I have. I’ve included a very basic timeline at the end. I have taken extensive notes during every phone call I’ve had with anyone regarding my mother — every nurse, doctor, […]

A Terrible Conference Call
March 2nd, 2012 @ 5:40 am

My sister and I had a forty-three minute conference call with doctors, nurses, discharge coordinators, and administrators at Halifax Hospital. Dr. Caliendo talked to me as if I was a dumb ten-year old and I felt insulted and embarrassed, at times in tears during the call. Less than six months later, my mother would be […]

March 2nd, 2012 @ 3:41 am

Here is an email I sent to my friend’s father-in-law, who works in the elder care industry and who had been offering me some advice.   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: Re: Questions for Monday Sent: March 2, 2012 3:41 AM ET Hello, [redacted], Thank you so, so much. I cannot possibly describe to […]

The Side Effects Are Bothersome
March 1st, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

Late at night on the first day of March 2012, I forwarded to my sister and some other friends the email a different friend had sent me regarding a nurse’s opinion of the medications mom was being administered:   From: Gagne, David To: Gagne, Jennifer Cc: [redacted] Subject: Fwd: My Mom Sent: March 1, 2012 […]

The Halifax Psychiatric Center
February 29th, 2012 @ 2:18 am

This is an email I sent to a friend of mine.   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: Fwd: Treatment Team Meeting 2.28.12 Sent: February 29, 2012 2:18 AM ET Hey [redacted], This is an email (see below) I received from my sister summarizing what was discussed at Monday’s treatment team meeting. I find it […]

Treatment Team Meeting 2.28.12
February 28th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

My sister just sent me this email: Hey, David. This is a brief rundown of what I got out of the meeting. (I am not agreeing with all of it, just telling you what I heard them saying.) I am also working on a journal of my visits. I will send you that once I […]

February 27th, 2012 @ 11:52 am

Early in the morning on February 27th, 2012 I forwarded this email to a friend of mine who asked how things were going with mom. I had originally sent it to someone else, but it was a good summary of what was happening and he said he might know someone who could give me advice. […]

My Mom
February 24th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

Near the end of February of 2012, an old and dear friend from college suggested I email his wife and her dad with some details about mom’s condition in the hopes that they might be able to offer some advice. Here is the email I sent them:   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: My […]