My blood sugars have been running between 200 and 350 for the last couple of weeks. I beleive it's because of the stress I am under. Let me explain what the problem is and I would love to hear any input you may have!
My mother recently fell in her home and broke a rib, her right shoulder blade and tore her left rotator cuff. My older sister, Kathy, put mom into a skilled nursing facility for her recovery. Kathy promtly went to my mother's primary care doctor and told her that my mother had become a pain med junky and could no longer be trusted to take care of herself…
Kathy then convinced the doctor to go to court and have her assigned as Power of Attorney over my mother's care and finances. All of this was done behind my mother's back as well as the rest of the family.
My mother still has all her mental faculties and only needs a little help around her condo. She also see's 1 pain management doctor for all her pain meds, which consist of 60 methadone and 60 hydrocodone per month. I don't beleive that constitutes a junky, do you?
Kathy then changed all the locks on my mother's condo and won't give anyone a key including my mother. She then told the skilled nursing facility that my mother is to have no visitor's other than her. I also just found out that she intends to put my mother into a nursing home. My mother would rather die!!!!
My mother has asked for my help in this matter. I am at a loss as to what to do! Can anyone out there help me??????????????? PLEASE!!!!
11/12/08*********MORE STRESS ADDED*******
Last friday my sister ambushed my mother at the nursing facility by bringing in my brother & his wife, her daughter, the head therapist and a SOCIAL WORKER FROM SENIOR SERVICES. They all told my mother that she will no longer be able to drive her car, set-up & take her own medications or attend any Doctor appointment without my brother or sister present. They claim that she cannot do these things anymore because she apparently can't remember what they tell her or what she is suppossed to do, according to my sister! But that is a lie.
My mother called me Friday night in tears, asking for my help. I have approached my brother about fighting for my mom but he's already onboard with my sister. He's a wuss!
ARE THERE ANY LAWYER'S OUT THERE THAT CAN GIVE ME SOME ADVICE ON THIS MATTER???
For some reason I am unable to reply to comments the normal way so I'll Do it this way.
Patti, Thank you for your response, unfortunately I am on a fixed income and cannot afford an attorney.
Gabby, Thank's for your response also. I did talk to my brother with no possitive results. My mother's brother Bob Crutsinger lives in Napals Florida during the winter month's but I don't have a phone # for him. He was my only other hope!
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