The hospital lobby tree... this is a beautiful tree. Something about the sparkle and color of it just pleases me. I'm thinking I need one just like it next Christmas.
Watching Pioneer Woman with Mom at the hospital. She says a few words, and some of them are amazing. Quite a bit of progress, but so far to go.
I need to caution you if you have an elderly person in your family. Hospitals do not want you to leave full code as the status. They have decided that at 91, do not resuscitate is the status they want to leave. We have had this conversation with doctors and staff at least 12 times. I respect the opinions of everyone, and all situations and prognosis are very different, but as long as there are improvements, why would we change our minds?
Today the doctor told me to be quiet when he started it. He said he needed to hear it from Mom. Then he painted what he later volunteered was a worst case of resuscitation. He asked Mom if she would want that. His voice totally led for a no. She was quiet. I held my breath. He repainted it twice and asked for a response. She had been talking to him. Finally I heard her say, "Everything. Try everything." THEN "I've already been legally dead, so.... Everything."
He seemed surprised and said he wouldn't ask again. I doubt that. But be cautious if this happens to you. They continually harass my friend about her husband... Same question. They even called her MID-CODE to see if she really meant it!!!!! She did. He revived and is much better...
Is this a secret euthanasia? What is the reason? Is it a conspiracy with Medicare? Just amazing.... And scary. Is there a way to keep this from happening? My mother dreams a lot right now. What if I'm not here? What if she says the wrong thing? This shouldn't be repeated...