August 10, 2004

Hospitals -- follow up

Just a quick note, because I did receive some very kind wishes on behalf of my mother, but it looks like my mother is going to be released from the hospital today. That means I will have to leave work early today to go and fetch her home as my father is away from yesterday through tomorrow. So, I will most likely be out early.

She is pretty happy about it, not least of which because she is tired of listening to the woman across the hall, who is confused and old, continually moaning: "Jesus, help me, help me, Jesus, I need to go to the bathroom". That gets old fast. Especially since the nurses keep telling her that they can't take her to the bathroom since she can't walk, even with help. We're all going to get old one day, one hopes, but it ain't pretty. I try not to think about it, but I will for sure continue to hear this woman's raspy voice as she calls out to Jesus to help her for a long time. The only nice thing, is that the woman has fairly devoted children who come to see her all the time, according to my mother. It's nice that she's not forgotten.

Posted by Random Penseur at August 10, 2004 10:07 AM

That's wonderful that she's going to be released, RP.

I think we need a new word for that. "Release" conjures images of imprisonment. "Discharge" always seemed a bit vulgar but that may be due to my surgical background.

Posted by: Jim at August 10, 2004 02:54 PM

Glad to hear she's doing well Random.

All the best to you!

Posted by: Mick at August 10, 2004 04:16 PM

Congrats on the good news. Welcome back home, Mom!

Posted by: Wicked H at August 10, 2004 06:31 PM
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