They Took Her to the Hospital
March 4, 2017 8:22pm CST
I thought I had posted about this, but I took a look at my discussions & I had not. To recap for people not familiar with me, my almost 80 year old grandmother lives in a house next door to her 61 year old son (she & my late grandfather are the ones who bought his house for him). He takes advantage of her, & she lets him because my her husband is gone, & so is her daughter (my mom) almost two years ago at 55. He's a sociopath, and instead of going to the doctor when his health gets bad he calls her over. While I visited, he called to ask her to come turn his heat up, and then minutes later to turn it back down. She beat breast cancer a few years ago, but she has other health problems. She had back surgery, but it didn't take because he had her do things for him like move his recliner. His 3 ex wives loathe him, and his 3 daughters do too (his daughters are gems and have made great lives for themselves). So 2 weeks ago I called her, but didn't get an answer. She sometimes turns her (cell) phone off without meaning to. The next day she didn't answer and I got worried. Turns out her sisters came by (sisters who tried to get her to put my uncle in a nursing home (which he had been in because during one of his highs (he abuses pain medication) he repeatedly fell, but didn't go to the hospital until my grandmother begged him because she couldn't lift him anymore). Her sisters found her ready to collapse. Long story shorter than it could be, she had to be hospitalized with pneumonia. The first two days she asked her sisters not to tell us (I live 2 1/2 hrs. away). My uncle had the nerve to call her and complain his wheelchair was too small. She was in the hospital for ten days. There is more, but this is already too long.
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• Marion, Kansas
I wondered about your post about moving someone out, if it might be related. I am so glad she still has sisters who will check in on her. He is a danger to himself and others and needs to be under a guardian and put in a nursing home with no chance to get out. She needs to be loved and cared for.