I need your prayers and happy thoughts this morning. I'm taking my mother inlaw to the doctor and need to make sure he evaluates her capacity to drive. She'll be 89 in August and has made noises about giving up her keys, but then forgets she said it. She mostly just drives around our little town, but that just means she's more likely to hurt somebody I know and care about... When I made the appointment, I asked the receptionist to put a note in her file asking this dr to do this, and I asked if he'd contact DMV if he found she shouldn't drive. The woman did not address that bit, and said she'd put the note in the file, but ended the conversation by saying I might need to remind him. Huh? The whole reason I made arrangements ahead of time was to avoid asking in front of her! I really don't like this doctor and most of his staff. He's got one lady that's a jewel, but the rest are just odd. Anyway, this might be a stressful morning..the ride home might be less than fun.
Oy, what a morning. Let's just say I officially despise MIL's doctor. He did address driving with her, but stopped short of actually evaluating her. Instead, he said there's place we can go and have her evaluated. Really? Why did DMV tell us they'd yank her license if her doctor sent them a letter?
Then to top it all off, I was talking to the director of the assisted living facility(Noreen) about all this, and she mentioned that mil was out of an otc med we're supposed to supply. I told her we'd just bought it two weeks ago, and she wondered if mil had it stashed in her room...so we went to go ask her, and while mil looked through one box, Noreen proceeded to check the other hot spots in the room...uncovering a number of contraband meds...stuff they either already give her in some form or another, and two bottles of pain relievers-she's already taking Loritab..one isn't supposed to double up on that crap. MIL got very upset, griping about how 'they don't always bring her meds when she needs them', which is not true. She also claimed to not be taking those pills, and with one box of supplements, she claimed not to know how she got them, "Maybe THEY sent them as a sample." We all know better than that...she's liable to lose her checkbook as well as her keys when I tattle on her to Mr. Abc.. She's not able to grasp the concept of drug interraction and she's proven that she'll get them herself if left alone.
Makes me tired..