For those of you not going, what are YOU doing to participate? A bunch of us in AZ that were not going collected donations from friends, neighbors and fellow church members to the tune of just shy of $2,000+ food+ prayer for those going. I never knew the people going, all I knew was they were Americans fighting for my country and I was not going to let them shoulder all of the burden while we sat home.There are zero excuses for not participating, it is our country and all of us need to be active and together working on this now! Please look at yourself in the mirror and ask, if not me, who will stand for my family, my friends, my neighbors or fellow church members?
Do you find it acceptable to do nothing and watch as people you know are taken to Fema camps, because you had a lame excuse for not doing something when you should have?
During the Revolution soldiers at valley Forge fought hungry and some fought without shoes in the snow, do you have it that bad that you can't help your country right now?
How about the Soldiers that fought for our country in Korea at the Chosin Reservoir where they fought in minus 24 degrees and held off forces 10 times what they had.
Maybe a little self analysis to figure out when you lost the AMERICAN Spirit and why and then figure out how you are going to get back up on the wall of the Alamo with the rest of us fighting for THIS country. You and I do not have much time, it is dawn and the bugles are sounding, let's get er done together so we can go back to enjoying this great nation again and more so our kids and grandkids will as well.
Understand your predicament Marilyn. I'm unable to go to DC also. God Bless you for taking care of your mother. Prayer is powerful and OAS can sure use your prayers. You and your mom are in my prayers.
Yes. But after I had her there about a month ago, she came home with all her skin under the underpants looking like someone had poured scalding water on her. They had let her diarrhea go untreated, and apparently let her lay for 2 or 3 days without changing her regularly. I'm in the process of finding out how to file a complaint. I signed a document to release their records for how she was treated there, and so far they've haven't sent me anything. Guess they're trying to doctor the computer data before they send it to me. Now they're trying to claim she came there that way. Hospice can verify that's not the case. This was SUPPOSED to be an assisted living place with a good reputation. But after the charge nurse said to me they reason they didn't call was because "diarrhea isn't a serious problem" I know she either failed nursing classes or she's a liar. At least 2,000 die every day around the world as a result of diarrhea related to other health issues. And there's NO EXCUSE for how raw her skin was. And another nurse said "you don't always want to stop diarrhea, because it will wash out whatever is causing the problem". REALLY?!?!?! Their nurses are THIS STUPID?! Or they thought I was? They can always look good when you tour them, and what they SAY they do.....but once you're gone, you don't have any way of knowing what's happening behind your back. So now....I'm at a loss as to what I'll do.
Guess so. Respite care here.....depending on the hospice you're with for length of time, usually they go to a facility for 5 days. Here the hospice comes to your home. They keep trying to find a volunteer for me to leave for more than a couple of hours, but apparently volunteers to "mom-sit" are pretty rare and hard to come by. So when I run to the grocery store, the lady across the street, who we've known over 30 years and is a retired nurse (she's 75) comes and stays with her. My girlfriend lives too far away to help...she's been through this with her mom. Until this happened with mom, I had no idea that caretakers sort of become shut-ins too. It drives me a little nutso not to go to work and see other people, or be able to do any volunteer work. Used to do a lot of volunteer work with Operation Wild Life and Visible Horizons, but haven't been able to since mom's health went down hill. Wonder how they'd like it if they could only bathe 3 times a month? I don't understand these people.....do they treat their own family this way too?
If "it" is cause by C-Dif, that can kill you! That's typical, they were probably just hired off the street.
Marilyn.......I too have a wife who is disabled, not to the extent your mother is but my church ladies came and stayed with my wife while I was gone to D.C.. They will come again when I go back to D.C. Maybe your church, if it's possible could give you a break....maybe not to get to D.C. but to have some time away for you to get some sunshine and get a burger..........
My mom's church, which she and dad were VERY involved members for over 40 years, and were a HUGE part of building that church-----NOBODY has come to see her in over 4 years. None of them call, send her a card, come by to see her (and the church is only 5 minutes away), BUT, they do send the monthly offering envelopes, which I send them NOTHING. The church I joined back in December...haven't gotten to know anybody cause I've hardly been able to go. Mom's nieces and nephew (which she was nanny to 5 of them) never call or come by. Many people in her family have lived in our home when they were without a place to stay. But all they say why they never come around "we want to remember aunt Dora like she was". And they've NEVER had anything to do with me because I'm "not blood related". My parents adopted me when I was 7. So...that's sort of the short end of it all. WOW! I never intended to get all this response. But it's kinda' nice to know other people have some idea what I'm dealing with. THANKS!
Marilyn: I'm not adopted, but I have two brothers who act like they were adopted out. One hasn't come to see her in 10 years, the other in 20 years, and both brothers married sisters so the sisters keep all the kids on their sides now that my brothers are divorced. So, that left just me. Then, like I said, my husband left me because he didn't want to help take care of her. But, then, who else is better to take care of her than me??? I take just as good of care of her as she did me when I was growing up. She was constantly there for every little micro-element of my life! Plus, one of my titles is a hairdresser, so I keep her hair fixed all the time and make-up on her. She is able to walk short distances, but I watch her like a hawk and keep a gait belt on her even while she is in the wheelchair. Good thing I am a micro-manager, because she goes wanting for nothing.......I'm falling apart.......but, she is wanting for nothing! Also, she has always been a prayer warrior and we pray for each other. Sometimes she just says cute things when she is praying, not the strong devil chasing prayers like she used to pray, but the Lord hears her heart. :)
Oh, by the way, Marilyn. I am writing a book, when I am not on OAS site to hopefully make a little money because I had a felon steal about $12,000.00 off of one of my credit cards, so I have the stress of trying to get that money back while paying a lawyer to do nothing!