JewBu Quest: From Abuse to Happiness

JewBu: a Jew who practices forms of Buddhist meditation & spirituality. This blog documents my quest to 1) heal from sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse, 2) come to terms with losing Mom and Grandma to Alzheimers, 3) find balance, explore the spiritual, stay present. Bascially, I've experienced some pretty crappy shit in my life and want to find a way to move past it and find happiness.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Missouri Adult Abuse Hotline Rocks; Kansas Adult Protective Services Rude & Unhelpful

I got a call from the Missouri Adult Abuse Hotline. They cited deficiencies to the new hospice organization, Odessy. They've instructed them that they have to make decisions now based on medical evidence, and that they have to be documenting the reasons for their decisions -- if my mom is in pain, they have to document the signs of that pain. If they want to give her more pain medication, they have to relate to that documentation of her being in pain. The woman there was very supportive and helpful.

Shortly thereafter I got a call from Kansas Adult Protective Services. The woman there was rude and completley unhelpful.

Its a very frustrating and nerve renshing time. Mom had a 3 minute seizure yesterday, which is very long for what she had been experiencing. (They used to be about 15 seconds.) I'm not sure what's happening regarding her care.

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2 Comments:

Blogger April_optimist said...

Big, big (((((hugs))))). Continued prayers for you and your mom. I love that you're finding new ways to speak up--even when the other person doesn't want to listen.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Karma said...

Its all about staying true to your voice :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 5:14:00 PM  

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