Volusia Nursing Home Residents Receive Risky Drugs for Dementia
April 18th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

Here’s an article from the Daytona Beach News-Journal published in April 2015 that details a woman with a story that nearly exactly mimics what happened to mom. It’s heartbreaking to read because it confirms what I have been writing here all along, and what I was literally screaming at people before mom died. She was […]

Florida cut $100 million from its mental hospitals. Chaos quickly followed.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]