Sunday, January 4, 2009

It's peaceful at casa Johnson!

The peddler and I have been amazed at how quiet it is at home. DAM is still in the hospital, much to her dismay. She is in a brace on her right leg from her ankle to her thigh. Nothing broken, but the fall caused the already broken bone to slice through whatever muscle she had and the scar tissue from the first break. Once we were able to get through to her doctors and prove that the unfixed hip was not a case of "elder abuse" they finally started talking to us. Oh, and we had to answer as to why she is "so thin". Eating is her choice, surgery is her choice...her entire friggin life is her choice. I was really tired of seeing them shake their heads. They turned the whole thing in to Social Services so I am sure we are in for a rocky road.

In our favor, Social Services has made a Psych exam mandatory for her. Who knows what that will find.

The ER on New Years Eve was an interesting place. Very quiet for the first three hours, except for the new mothers that were coming in. Holy cow, there were so many women in labor coming through those doors! At around 3:00 a.m. the drunks started coming in. Oddly enough none of them had been "drinking and driving". How come those drunks never get hurt much? And they are very vocal about not being drunk.

The interesting thing is that doctors tell you what you should not be doing for your health. Such as, caffiene, energy drinks, smoking, and so on. So many people working in the ER were drinking sodas, energy drinks, eating candy, pizza, and junk food, and going outside to smoke. They were all waiting for the exciting traumas to come in. Not some lady that fell! That just wasn't exciting enough for them.


sherry said...

Isn't that the pits that you are taking care of her and you get accused of elderly abuse??? Hang in there Social Services is usually pretty level headed and quickly figures things out.
Loving the new blog look. I hope to make it over to the store Sat. If ya don't hear from me send help I am still stuck cleaning my scraproom!!!

Inside The Bungalow said...

What a crazy way to bring in the New Year!! We're thinking of you down the road wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Lindsey said...

We had someone call Adult Protective Services once and I about had a cow. The good thing is it isn't really like Child Protective Services, they just came to our house to check to make sure everything was okay and they told us we were doing a good job and have left us alone ever since.

You can't force food down someone's throat if they don't want to eat!

What an eventful night, I would of loved to have people watched! Good Luck with DAM!

michelle said...

I will keep my fingers crossed that everything with DAM will pass soon. Love the new look of the blog. I will stop by the store in the real near future. I have some projects that I want to get started on.

Tina said...

Prayers for the DAM to get better..I hate social services sometimes..specially when your not doing any thing to anyone..but they gotta do there job I suppose..hope this is not what the new year has in store for you and it calms down..ALOT..hugs from Texas..

carlene federer said...

Dang girl, I had no idea all that was going on, you poor thing! I sure hope everything goes better for the rest of the year!!!
And I think it should be the other way around, and DAM should be gettin' in trouble for abusing YOU, LOL!