Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Catch-up Time

Today has been a day of catching up.

My filing was way behind. My desk was stacked to the bottom of my monitor. There was an empty box that legal size paper came in that was full. There was also a hospital wash pan full.

That is all done including scanning things from those piles onto the computer!

I still have a lot left to do:

  1. Scan a 500+ page document into .pdf format. (It's something that needs sharing with people and its faster and cheaper to share in electronic format as opposed to making copies and mailing.)
  2. Writing letters concerning a medical discount program scam that cost me close to $200.
  3. Sending out catalogs for one of my businesses.
  4. Organizing my craft stash.
  5. Taking pictures of my completed projects and getting them up here and on Chakwaina's Creations.
  6. Figuring out what is wrong with a HP Business Inkjet 1200n printer a friend gave me. Even though it is set to print in black it prints nothing. If I set it to print in grayscale it all comes out in blue.

Then to relax, I bought some jewelry wire and am planning to make it into some necklaces.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Native American Day in South Carolina

Pow Wow in South Carolina

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Finally In Rehabilitation Hospital

Don was moved to the Rehabilitation Hospital this morning.

They are teaching him how to do things for himself. He says they are actually trying to help him unlike at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

The patients go to a dining room for meals. His pain is being managed with a time released medication along with another medication being given every four hours.

Tomorrow they will teach him how to shower himself and use a toilet. He must keep his legs straight out in front of him when sitting to facilitate the proper healing of the hip.

He again thanks everyone for the prayers and good thoughts being sent his way.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My Brother Enters Rehab

Don enters a rehabilitation hospital next week.

Mother called them about getting physical and occupational therapy. After she told them about his accident and his subsequent discharge from Grady Memorial Hospital.

The staff at Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital were very surprised, to say the least, that my brother had been discharged from Grady without these services in place.

He was discharged home (he lives alone so Mother had him transported by a private ambulance service to her home) without the ability to move about and no skilled care of any sort arranged. He was given strict instructions to not "drop" his leg when moving from the bed to the wheelchair or back as if he did so he would never walk again.

He had been hospitalized for nineteen days without having had a bowel movement, encountering two bouts in the operating room, the last was for twelve hours. He was only properly bathed once while there by the staff.

Note--this is a Workman's Comp claim and the Medical Social Worker kept telling Mother and I that we had to file for Medicaid for him.

At least now i can rest easier knowing that our seventy-one year old Mother will not be moving him around and risk hurting herself or him. He will get the skilled nursing care he needs and intensive therapy.

Many thanks to all those that check these updates and continue to pray for him and our family.