As I have spent a great deal of time visiting (many, many) doctor’s with my mother recently, I have noticed that the older (or more frail, in mother’s situation) the patient, the more the nurses, etc. seem to talk to her in “baby talk”. P-uh-lease!! Just because my mother doesn’t weigh much more than your infant doesn’t mean she doesn’t understand what you are saying.
HELLO!! My mother doesn’t weigh that much more than your infant..shouldn’t you be rushing and frantic to find out why??
Yes, I make sure she eats. DUH! What, do you think I lock her in her room and not let her out until I have nothing better to do than sit in a doctor’s office to ask why the hell does she weigh 64 lbs? Do you not realize, btw -that 2 weeks ago here in your office she weighed 69 lbs.? Seems like this would be a very challenging case to take. I think Dr. House would be trying to figure it out by now…
So far, this is what I know- she does not have cancer in her lungs, breasts, thyroid. Nor does she have it anywhere that can be looked at through a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. So, where do we go next??? Anyone?
While we are on the subject…anyone have any advice on broaching the assisted living topic?