April 28th, 2009

frustrated_Jim  Patt

Parents...

I just got done talking to my mom and found out that her heart is enlarged, from what, they don't know yet. They are going to do some tests, but the doctor told her she can't do anything at the house. No housework, nothing. He said she was very sick and to take it easy and get lots of rest. I don't know anything about enlarged hearts. I don't know what causes them, don't know how to prevent them and sure as hell don't know what to do about it. All I know is she's 82 and very frail right now. I'm worried. She also found out that she has Diabetes and high blood pressure. Looks like I might be making a trip down them sometime soon. Depends on what the doctor says. I was just there the first part of April, but if she's really frail, I need to spend some time with her. *sigh* Don't you hate when you get older and it makes your parents seem that much more frail?

I hope you all have a good week.

Hugs, Patt
Jim jungle

There are times

that I wish we lived in Canada for the health care system. My grandson who works, but doesn't make much money and has no insurance at his job, can't get welfare insurance, because he makes too much for that, had a seizure at our house on Saturday night. He's never had one before. He doesn't do drugs. The only thing he does is skate board on his days off and he falls a lot. I'm wondering if he's hitting his head and that might have caused it. He doesn't have the money to see a specialist, so he doesn't know what he's suppposed to do about it. *sigh* Hubster and I will probably foot the bill, but it's not fair for someone that works their ass off all week long, to not have any help what-so-ever with medical, while the illegals get everything they need, paid by us. He barely makes 7.00 an hour, so it's not like he's loaded and by the time he pays his rent and utiities, he's broke. I have a seizure disorder and I've lived with it since I was 26, and I'm doing fine. Maybe he takes after me. I have no idea what would have caused it. But we're worried. He's so young to have to worry about this. Poor guy. The icon is Vincent and his little sister, Sam. SHe's 4. Yes, they're 16 years apart.

Just venting...

Hugs, Patt