Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A new day is dawning

I went to bed last night at 8:00 and I think I'll do the same tonight.  I just can't seem to get caught up on sleep.

I had 5 voice messages on my phone when I got to work this morning all from Mike.  He started calling about 5am and called every 1 to 3 minutes on the first 4 calls and then at 8:03 on the last call.  Honestly if I strung them altogether I still couldn't make heads or tails out of what he was trying to say.  I called him but still didn't know for sure why he had called.  I never heard from him again while at work.

I think I have a plan for what comes next.  We have a psychiatric appointment set up for July and a primary care physician visit.  They may order the neurological work-up and I'll just give the doctors my notes for the past 3 months.  I keep daily notes to help explain the changes we are seeing.  Then hopefully they will recommend long-term care.

The next step I suppose is getting him qualified for Medicaid long-term care.  I don't know what that process involves but hopefully since he is already receiving Soonercare (which is Medicaid for health care) it won't take much more to get the other approved.  But who knows.

Then we will have to find a nursing home willing to admit him and that takes Medicaid.  Not as easy as it sounds.  We were never able to find one that would take care of my mother and she didn't have any neurological dysfunction.  She was just end stage of life and bed fast.  So the process is only in the early stages with a long way to go.

I haven't even thought about Plan B if the first plan doesn't work.  I'm just too tired right now to think much further than the present.


1 comment:

kenju said...

I am not sleeping well either and I know it is taking a toll on my body. Please get as much sleep as you can, since the stress in your life is so great. I hope you can get the right decisions made by others for Mike.