Sunday, March 19, 2006

WHY???

Would someone at a nursing home give a granny 5 pills to aid with constipation before she heads out for an afternoon with family not even mentioning that it had been done? The poor woman who walks none too quickly with the aid of a walker gets hit with the cramps from hell and can only call for us to help her get to the bathroom not quite in time. No supplies, no warning, no nothing, only grandmother saying she had been given some pills! I pity the person who sees mother first on the return to the nursing home!!!

I also learned something today. I have a nasty gag reflex now when it comes to helping someone in the bathroom. I guess now that my kids are out of diapers my ability to handle the unpleasant things of life has been compromised.

9 comments:

Connie and Rob said...

That is just not right that they would give an elderly person five pills at a time any time. I wish there was some hotline you could call and report these people. So sad.

Connie

Jodi said...

Wow! They should have at least warned you.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i felt the same way until we got the dog, i forgot that someone, (ME) was going to have to clean up after her. i can't believe how much poop one dog can produce. i think it's more than she even eats, that can't be right.

Leslie said...

I have that same gag reflex. Poop or puke is hard to handle.

Mama B said...

Oh, poor grandma!!! I have that same gag reflex too!!!

Cori said...

Poor granny. And to think she was not even supplied with Depends! That must have been mortifying for her. That seems like a cruel joke thats not very funny.

Bumbling Bav said...

Poor grandma!

Evey said...

That is just sucky. Poor Grandma is right!:(

How are you? I havent been posting or commenting much as of late. But it is my goal this week to change that.

Oh and Chris and I are thinking of a vacation up your way this summer.

Jamie Dawn said...

Whoever gave her those pills and let her go out without telling a family member should be forced to endure several hot coffee enemas.

Your post made me gag.