Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good Day Yesterday

The home health nurse came yesterday and was with us about 4 hours.  She is a psychiatric nurse with many years experience working with adult males with psychotic illnesses.  We are soooo lucky.  She will see Mike once a week but she is requesting a home health nurse to also come weekly for medical issues and she is ordering physical therapy in the home as well.  She is also going to request a home aide that will help with house cleaning and cooking.  I've never been so  proud to be Native American.  All of this is being provided by the Choctaw Nation.  The American Government could learn a few things about compassion from the Indian health care service.

We have an appointment at Community Mental Health today with Mike's case manager and I'm hoping they can help with some ideas about medication and how to get it paid.  I've got several things working at once so surely something will come from that.

2 comments:

marciamayo said...

Wow! Some good news for a change.

Patrick@Caregivingly Yours said...

Compassion and health care are so rarely found in the same sentence. I suspect you are the straw that stirred the drink by setting this in motion. Wishing you both continued success.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick