02 March 2007

New project

I think I have decided on my next knitting project. It doesn't seem so complicated that I feel overwhelmed but I don't think it would be too easy that I would get bored. Plus I get a wonderful present for myself at the end! :-)

It has been a really long week and I swear I feel like I can't keep my head above water right now. There just seems to be something every day. I think I have actually been home maybe one night this week and that was Monday night. I have plans with friends tonight and tomorrow night.

My Grandmother is still in the hospital and they still don't know what kind of infection she has. Apparently she had a very bad night last night, which means my mum had a very bad night. For some reason that I just cannot fathom, the nurses will not come in and help when my Grandmother has to get up to use the bathroom if my mum is there. When my uncle stayed they were right there to help. And the few times they did send someone they sent a man! I'm sorry, but my 90 year old (almost) grandmother does not need the indignity of having a strange man come and wipe her butt for her. She is so weak she can't stand on her own anymore.

My mum and I had an argument this afternoon about it and I told her she needs to talk to the head person in charge on that floor and make them understand that she needed help. My mother just said yes but I could hear in her voice that she wasn't going to do it. My grandmother had four accidents last night trying to get to the bathroom.

I just don't know what to do anymore. I can't seem to help. I've offered to stay at the hospital tonight, but my mum says that she or my uncle will be there.

Well, I suppose I shouldn't worry about it, but I'm a worrier. Ugh...



Patricia said...

I can so relate to you on this one! The nurses caring for Kay (aka my mom) weren't really very nice and it truly bothered me. Kay told my sister(who is out of state) she had an accident waiting for the nurse to help her but never told me, the daughter who was visiting and could actually talk to someone there in person, anything about it! She came home last weekend and is ok but is on oxygen. I'm glad you are spending time with friends and focusing on making something for yourself next. Remember to take good care of you in all of this!

H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

I wish I could do something more than send energies to you and your family.