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Old Nov 5, 2015, 1:46 am   #11
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Re: My mother is back in the hospital.

My mother is still at the Caretel Inns of St. Joseph.
I'm not sure if she's improving or not. They don't have special food for diabetics so every time she eats, her blood sugar goes really high, then they tell her to drink a lot of water.
She spent a week in the hospital having excess fluid drained for her, now it seems like they are trying to fill her up again.

And when they give her insulin, they give it in really small doses.

Her breathing is fine, it's just her blood sugar that is staying too high.
Her insulin was lowered a few months ago because she had a couple of episodes where she went incoherent because her blood sugar dipped too low.

Hopefully they will get her insulin doses straightened out.
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Old Nov 6, 2015, 12:49 am   #12
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My mother is no longer on oxygen, and her blood sugar was not as high.
Hopefully she will get to go home soon.
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Old Nov 7, 2015, 10:23 am   #13
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Hopefully they are getting it figured out. Continued prayers!
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Old Nov 8, 2015, 2:42 am   #14
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Re: My mother is back in the hospital.

My mother is still in the Caretel.
I haven't heard any complaints from my mother, but my aunt who stayed there two years ago was very concerned for my mother.
My aunt told me that some of the nurses there are very rude, and that they are not giving my mother the proper food she needs to eat as a diabetic. My aunt also told me that when she was there, the care she got was not very good.
I'll have to look into this....
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Old Nov 13, 2015, 6:21 pm   #15
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Re: My mother is back in the hospital.

Hi Jeff,
I hope your Mom is doing better now. Keeping you both in my prayers.

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Old Nov 14, 2015, 2:07 am   #16
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Re: My mother is back in the hospital.

She is doing better, and told me she may be going home on the 23rd. Her blood sugar is still high. She has lost 39 pounds, mostly water weight, as the swelling in her legs has gone down considerably.
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that is great news for sure! Keeping her in my prayers.

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Old Nov 16, 2015, 10:46 am   #18
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Re: My mother is back in the hospital.

Glad to hear she's heading in the right direction. Hope she can return home soon. Her diabetes will be easier to manage there.

Unfortunately the care, (or lack of) is typical these days in light of cuts to medicare/medicaid in nursing facilities. The good ones are few and far between, and hard to get into.
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Old Nov 19, 2015, 1:10 am   #19
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Re: My mother is back in the hospital.

Fortunately, my mom is pretty independent, and doesn't require the care like many of the patients at the facility she is staying. She is basically there now resting as they try to lower her blood sugar.
When I visited her a few hours ago, she seemed able to get up and walk to the bathroom with her cane, and come back without being totally out of breath like she was a month ago whenever she walked around.
She is anticipating being released on Monday, 11/23/15.
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That's good to hear Jeff. Getting the excess fluids off will work wonders for her. Give her our best thoughts and wishes.
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