Atlantic Mobile Imaging
October 23rd, 2012 @ 8:34 am

On August 14 of this year — two days after mom died — Atlantic Mobile Imaging of Daytona Beach, FL mailed a bill to my little sister in Seattle. The invoice was for $159.22 to pay for an x-ray of mom’s pelvis on May 10th, 2012. (In mid-April while she was at Halifax Hospital, we […]

Nurse Luanne
August 1st, 2012 @ 10:38 am

I called Woodland Terrace to see if I could get an update from Nurse Luanne since I hadn’t heard from her in over an hour. A woman named Marty answered the phone. I told her that I had talked to Nurse Luanne in the West wing about an hour ago and wanted to know if […]

Nothing Is Surprising
May 30th, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

My sister sent me this email in response to the news about the possibly unsterilized endoscope: No, David, I had not heard about the endoscope. I don’t even know what to say about that. At this point, I don’t think I would be surprised if they told us that a moose ran into Mom’s room […]

Another Colonoscopy
May 30th, 2012 @ 10:18 am

I just sent the following email to my sister: Hey [name redacted], Nurse Patty — the same one who was there yesterday (Tuesday, May 29) — called me at 4:45 this morning to tell me that there was blood in mom’s stool. She called so they could get my permission to perform another colonoscopy. I […]

No Bed Holds?
May 28th, 2012 @ 12:43 am

I just received this email from my sister: Hi, David. So, I talked to Jessica at Coastal. Their beds are full, and I will need to find yet another facility that will be able to meet Mom’s needs, whatever they may be by the time she is able to leave AND that will also take […]

Update on Mom
April 19th, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

My sister sent this email to me and copied Janis Stovall and Janice Day at Grace Manor Hi, All. Dr. Moore, psychiatrist at Halifax, came to visit Mom around 1pm yesterday. When I asked him what he thought, he said he thinks she has a combination of some dementia/confusion/paranoia with possible severe depression. She was […]