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18 August 2017
The computer (fixed--yay!) will be back
today, but I was too busy to pick it up yesterday.
The day started at midnight with insomnia. I had gone to sleep early for
me--10 p.m. And was wide awake at midnight and could not get back to sleep.
The last thing I remember was about 4:45. The phone woke me up shortly
after 5. It was Atria saying my mother was in great pain in her right arm
and they could not calm her down. I was at Atria by 5:30.
She was miserable and periodically screaming out in pain. She had a blood
bruise on her arm and I said I would call Kaiser, which I did. They couldn't
see her until 2 but we had an appointment with the social worker for her
long term care insurance at 3 and she needed to see the doctor in the
There was a lot of discussion and ultimately I took her to the emergency
room. Making a very long story short, the doctor found a tiny hairline
fracture which they put a splint on.
This only took ~3 hrs. I was going to take
her to breakfast but she wouldn't be able to use utensils so I just stopped
at Starbucks for coffee and a muffin.
We got back to Atria and I left her and came home to sleep a little. I was
totally exhausted. I woke up a couple of hours later when my guru called to
let me know the computer was fixed, but I knew I didn't have time to get it.
Back to Atria. She was asleep and no sign of her splint which she had
removed. I let her sleep until the insurance rep arrived. I found her
splint and put it back on her but she doesn't know what it's for and I'm
sure she finally took it off again as soon as I left.
The exam took two hours and if there was any question of the company about
her Alzheimers there is no longer any question! The insurance woman could not have
been nicer and it was heartbreaking to watch her trying to answer questions
like "what is your name?"
When it was over, I came home and collapsed. Walt, bless his heart,
suggested we go out to dinner, which we did. Zen Toro was a delicious
new-to-us Japanese place which had the best miso soup I've ever tasted.
So I had a decent (for me) night of sleep and
am ready to face another busy day which will begin with getting the computer
and then going to a memorial service.