August 29th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

At the end of August 2012, I sent this email to the woman who helped so much with mom:   Dear [redacted], At the beginning of August we received a notice from Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic which said that it is time for Paprika to receive a dental exam. (It was actually scheduled for August 12th, […]

A Friend Visits
July 18th, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

I just got a phone call from mom’s friend from her Church in Florida. She was calling to let me know that she’d been called by someone named Nancy who claimed to be from the Patient Accounting Department at Halifax Hospital. Apparently Nancy thought that she was calling mom. Mom’s friend explained that she’d been […]

One-Word Answers
June 4th, 2012 @ 9:24 am

An email to my sister: I talked to a nurse named Terri this morning at Halifax. There is a new nurse assigned to her basically every 48 hours, so every other day I need to spend fifteen or twenty minutes explaining the last 63 years to someone new. She was just starting physical therapy when […]

A Long Call
January 11th, 2012 @ 9:45 am

Sophia Mas called me from Stewart-Marchman ACT and, according to AT&T, we talked for about thirty-six minutes. Here are my notes from the call: 0945 Sophia Mas called in response to an email I sent. called to explain why she sent me two resources with no context or explanation # for prescription assistance, help people […]

A Long, Long Conference Call
January 5th, 2012 @ 11:20 am

Sophia Mas called from Stewart-Marchman with mom in the room with her on speakerphone, and we conferenced in my sister. Sophia began the call by saying that it was time for mom to go somewhere else. She said that yesterday she met with a “lady” who was an administrator at Lakewood. Sophia noted that all […]

CT-Scans and lease
December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

My sister sent me this email: What Dr. Fulop‘s assistant, Helen, told me is that they saw the results of a CT-Scan that had been done at Halifax Medical by Dr. Lopez on Dec 14, 2009 and that Dr. Shoemaker received a copy, as well. She said that Dr. Fulop would be happy to look […]

Sophia Mas Conversation
December 9th, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

Here is an email I sent to my sister: [name redacted], Sophia Mas called me this morning while I was walking back from Starbucks with two of my coworkers. I returned to Starbucks and talked to her for a little more than 45 minutes. She told me that mom had been desperate to talk to […]

A Dramatic Turn
December 7th, 2011 @ 9:28 am

I just sent the following email to my mom’s friend in Florida who has been helping us: Hey [name redacted], I sincerely appreciate it. Thank you. Unfortunately at this point there is no way mom can live by herself any longer. I have personally heard her making veiled threats to kill herself, and you have […]

Trying to Get Information
December 7th, 2011 @ 8:04 am

I sent this email to my mom’s friend from her church: Thanks so much for sending this information. Do you also have any details about her current medications and schedule for taking them? That might be helpful to have. [My wife] and I had to put our dog Buddie down yesterday, and we are both […]

Moving News
July 1st, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

On the afternoon of July 1st, 2010 I emailed mom’s friend who was helping her move from the apartment on the river, which she loved, to a less expensive place in Port Orange.   Sent: July 1, 2010 @ 01:52 PM PDTSubject: Re: Kathie your mother Hey [redacted], Is there any news? I talked to […]