My beautiful Mom in her young and carefree years!!!
I woke up at 3:00 this morning with a heavy heart and alot of worrys. My dear Moms surgery went well but she is not out of the woods yet. She is still having alot of pain her legs and they are having to keep her on quite of bit of pain meds. The doctor's assistant has been trying for the past 2 days to get her placed in a rehabilitation center when she has to leave the hospital today. So far the insurance company is balking about it. Its seems that even if you did just have back surgery at 79 years old, have Parkinsons disease, and a pacemaker and can't even barely walk, you still don't qualify for rehabilitation services.
My parents have great insurance too. But of course Medicaid has to be your Primary Insurance when your this age, and the good insurance is secondary.
I just don't know what is going to happen if we can't get her into the rehab today. They have a bed ready for her, just waiting on the insurance approval.
Mom can't hardly get up and walk. They have tried to cut back on her meds, but then she starts hurting again. She is staying so medicated that she is just sleeping constantly. I have tried talking to her, telling her to fight that pain as much as she can, but when your 79 and just had your back cut open, its hard to fight it.
If the rehab doesn't take her, then it looks as if they may can get her in a Nursing home. I really don't want that even if it is short term because Nursing Home staff are extremely overwhelmed, and would they be able to work with her and give her the Physical Therapy that a rehab could give her? I think not. I am afraid they would let her sleep most of the time too.
So this is where we are at right now. And to top it off we have freezing rain moving in this morning which could cause problems for me to even get back to Nashville and pick her up to take her to a rehab(if that happens) or home. My heart and mind is extremely troubled. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. They truly have helped so far and I do know the power of prayers espiecally from my wonderful friends here in Bloggersville.
My dearest friend Rosie has the sweetest post on her blog for me and Mom, and a great picture she took of us last month when we had our fun day out.
Thanks to all for being here for us. And I will keep every one posted!!!