May 24, 2016

About my Mommy (again, sorry)

Mommy had a very bad day yesterday. That was until she finally got home (another doctor). It was wanting to rain, but she missed all of the raindrops. No she didn't necessarily feel bad.  It was just one of those days when mommies say they would have rather stayed in bed. Now, I think mommies should stay in bed when ever they want to, but she means everything just went wrong all day.
That meant this morning spending a lot of time on the phone concerning her request for a wheel chair. And getting madder and madder and more upset until she wanted to just give up and forget the whole thing. It has been three weeks and she is no closer to getting it than day one. She shuffles around here so she doesn't fall, holds on to walls and doorways and other stuff and uses her cane, and makes sure I'm not in her way when she walks. She still is trying.  But it is certainly hard to hear that she fell getting into her bank building, or in her own health store at her clinic even using her walker. She doesn't want to go anywhere for fear of falling again.  She doesn't want to break something when she falls (I mean a bone). Why can't people understand this and make the process of getting a wheel chair as simple as they can? And the language as simple as they can. And understand that older people are old and not entirely stupid, just out of their element.
I feel so sorry for her. She gets so upset. She is so unhappy. She was trying everything she could think of (changing meds, talking to her doctors, being overly cautious) and still she is falling.  A wheelchair seemed like the correct answer. It still does. But it sounds like no one else thinks so.
I am a little upset, too. My purring doesn't seem to be helping a lot right now.
So do us a favor. Would a clowder of you purr a little louder? Or bark? Or what ever will maybe help us a little?
my Mommy's little purr-er,


Lone Star Cats said...

Sending purrs!

Mickey's Musings said...

WE send lots of purrs.
We wish things were easier for your mum.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Jacqueline said...

So sorry to hear your Mommy has had such a hard time lately, beautiful Quinn, but we are very glad you are there to keep her company and help her feel better about things=we're sure your sweet purrs help her more than you know, darling girl...We will pray and purr for both of you, hope you can find comfort in each other and things turn around quickly, dear friends...Hang in there, Ms. Carol and keep giving your Mommy love and cuddles, precious Quinn...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Rene said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. Can she file an appeal with her insurance company to get a wheelchair? I would think one of her doctors could write a statement saying she needs one.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We are praying for your mom. It must be scary for her to fear falling.

pilch92 said...

I hope things get better. Has she called the local senior center? I know in my town and ones around people donate used walkers, wheelchairs etc. when someone passes away.. She could also check craigslist and also post a wanted ad on there for one- good luck.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

sending purrs here too! catchatwithcarenandcody

Deziz World said...

Oh Quinn, it takes months to get a wheelchair. When mommy got her furst one, she had to ask da doctor to order it and then find a DME and then they had paperwotk to send to da doctor and then dat paperwork went back and furth several times befur it was finally right and then Medicare finally got involved and had to decide ifin mommy's purroblems were bad enuff to call fur a wheelchair and had she used a cane, and a walker and all other options furst and then finally decided to pay fur a wheelchair. Then mommy had to wait fur da DME to order da chair to da doctors specs and then deliver it. anythin' involvin' insurance takes months. Specially when it's somethin' dat be so spensive. We's sendin' purrayers.

Luv ya'


Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

I will purr! I will purr, lots. Plus, I'll get my fur-sibs together and WE'LL ALL PURR for your mum. In fact, I'll get 'em together right now. PURRS


Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

WE are purring hard too. You might also find a wheelchair at thrift shops.
Ask at your church too, they may know how to help as well.
We feel sad too,that things have to be this complicated. Its frustrating indeed.

Hugs and more purrs.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Hey there Quinn! Just a reminder, I need your address so that Linda can mail you your autographed copy of Out of the Dying Pan. That's right... YOU WON!

You can safely leave your address as a comment on my blog 'cause it will go into moderation where no one will see it but the peep and me. After Peep #1 writes it down, I'll delete the comment so that your address isn't available for everyone else to see.


Linda Reilly said...

Sending purrs and hugs to your mom! I'm praying that she'll get that wheel chair lickity split!