4/2/24 - Update on My Husband

@LindaOHio (155666)
United States
April 2, 2024 5:16am CST
I got a hold of Admissions at the rehab facility to which my husband wants to be transferred. They have beds available for short-term residents. She said I need to get a referral from the Social Worker of the rehab facility that he's currently at. That needs to be faxed to the new facility. I left a message for the Social Worker to call me. I've done this is the past; and she hasn't called. I will call her every day until she returns my call. Other than that, hubs said that he did 3 passes trying to walk with 2 people supporting him. They say he's doing well. I wonder how long it will be until he can walk unsupported? Thank you for your continued support, prayers and thoughts. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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26 responses
@GardenGerty (157520)
• United States
2 Apr
As he feels better he will make bigger strides at improving his strength. I think I would call that Social Worker more than once a day. She should not ignore you.
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@TheHorse (205373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Apr
I might do the same. The squeaky wheel...
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
Good idea. I will call her again this afternoon.
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@MarieCoyle (28301)
2 Apr
I agree. Call her several times. She can call you back, that's what she is supposed to do, and it's not right when it's urgent like your husband not being in a good place.
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@JudyEv (325453)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Apr
That's good if your husband can walk with support at least. And a good idea to keep hounding the social worker. Remember - the squeaky door gets the oil.
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@vandana7 (98747)
• India
2 Apr
Nice comparison. Squeaky door. Yeah...she should follow up with the social worker..frequently.
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@vandana7 (98747)
• India
3 Apr
@JudyEv I wish I could be "cool" while following up. A few times, yes. But sometimes, it is more than a few times. Then it is annoying. I had this new tenant who asked me to meet him at the house last Wednesday. I went there. He turned up 3 hours late. How many times do you think I called him. Then he turned up and chose not to complete the deal asking me time till Saturday. Saturday morning he said he will turn up in the evening. Evening he said on Sunday. On Sunday he tells me sorry madam, I am not taking the premises on rent. Had he told me on Tuesday, I would have arranged for To Let board there. As things turned out, what happens, happens for good. I got a new tenant by saibaba's grace, almost immediately. Very nice couple, and keen to stay for a long time! No more running around for five years. God is great.
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@JudyEv (325453)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
@vandana7 Vince is good at that sort of thing. He never loses his cool - just keeps asking politely and eventually whoever it is caves in and gives him what he wants.
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@AmbiePam (85328)
• United States
2 Apr
I hope you don’t have to physically track down that social worker at her job. With your health that would be hard on your body.
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@AmbiePam (85328)
• United States
2 Apr
@LindaOHio That’s the way to be.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
I'll just keep calling. If she doesn't return my calls, I will call the head honcho of the facility.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
@AmbiePam The Social Worker said she would send the Referral. So far I haven't received an answer to the messages I left for Admissions at the new facility.
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@Juliaacv (48323)
• Canada
2 Apr
That is very encouraging that he is walking with a 2-person assist. This will help him regain his strength and when his balance returns he will be good as new again. He seems really motivated to get back to where he should be by walking so much, that is very encouraging.
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@Juliaacv (48323)
• Canada
2 Apr
@LindaOHio I hope that he eats to keep himself strong and doesn't have any setbacks.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
@Juliaacv When and if he gets to the new place, the food is much better there according to my husband.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
Yes, he's definitely motivated. He wants to come home.
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@LadyDuck (457568)
• Switzerland
2 Apr
I hope the Social Worker will call you back. If your husband still needs two people to support him, I think it will take a little more time than you hope before he can walk unsupported.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
I know. It's probably wishful thinking to assume he'll be home in 2 weeks.
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@LadyDuck (457568)
• Switzerland
2 Apr
@LindaOHio I fear it will take longer than 2 weeks before he can walk without help.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
@LadyDuck You're probably right.
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@kobesbuddy (74458)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Apr
Thank God! Your husband is starting to walk, a good sign that he's feeling more positive!
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@kobesbuddy (74458)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Apr
@LindaOHio They need to get him better physical therapy! Not next week, today!
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
@kobesbuddy I am disappointed that they don't give PT on the weekends.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
Yes, I'm very excited.
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@celticeagle (158757)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr
It sure doesn't sound like this facility is run very well. I hope you can get him out of there quickly.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
I hope so too!
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@rebelann (111098)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Apr
I pray that he continues to do well and that when he finally gets to go home he will use a walker instead of risking another fall. Ahhh, but many old men don't always listen.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
He's very stubborn. He will have to use a walker for a while though.
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@FourWalls (61995)
• United States
3 Apr
They will take their sweet time. Every day he’s there is money for them. I’m so negative, aren’t I….
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
I got a hold of the Social Worker. Yes!
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@LeaPea2417 (36411)
• Toccoa, Georgia
2 Apr
I'm glad he is trying to walk with support.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
It's going to be a while before he can walk without assistance.
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@RasmaSandra (73271)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Apr
I sure hope you hear from that Social Worker, Glad to hear he is making some progress, Perhaps with time he might be able to walk with the aid of a walker until he get stronger, Will keep him in my prayers,
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
Thank you. I got a hold of the Social Worker.
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@TheHorse (205373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Apr
Frustrating when calls are not returned.
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@TheHorse (205373)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Apr
@LindaOHio Woo hoo!
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
I just keep calling. Caught the Social Worker in her office!!!
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@lovebuglena (43059)
• Staten Island, New York
2 Apr
Why does he want to transfer to a different facility?
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@lovebuglena (43059)
• Staten Island, New York
3 Apr
@LindaOHio oh. Then yeah, I’d want him out of there.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
The food is inedible, he waits an hour for someone to respond to a call; and when they do respond, they act like they're doing him a favor.
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• Rupert, Idaho
2 Apr
Sorry they are so hard to get a hold of! Hopefully today they will answer/call back.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
I caught the Social Worker in her office!!!
• Rupert, Idaho
4 Apr
@LindaOHio that's good to hear that you did
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@snowy22315 (169690)
• United States
2 Apr
Question for the rehab people I guess. I know someone who had a hip replacement who was mobile pretty quickly, but that is likely different from actually breaking a hip.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
The hip doesn't bother him at all. It's being in a hospital bed for 6 weeks that made him weak.
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@marguicha (215208)
• Chile
2 Apr
We are all sending our love to you both.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
Thank you so much.
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@vandana7 (98747)
• India
2 Apr
Pestering does help. I have realized that.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
I finally caught the Social Worker in her office.
@wolfgirl569 (94866)
• Marion, Ohio
2 Apr
Glad he is doing good. Hope she calls back soon
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
I will hound her until she does.
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• United States
2 Apr
Having a bed available where you hubby wants to go sounds good. Hope you can get that social worker to call you back. Doesn't sound very professional for her to ignore your calls.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
3 Apr
I caught her in her office!!!
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@Dena91 (15861)
• United States
2 Apr
That is wonderful he is up and walking with support. If he keeps doing that a couple times a day, he will regain his strength and hopefully before long not need support when he walks. I'd call that social worker more than once a day, until you speak with her. You are his advocate. When Mike's Dad was sick and finally placed in hospice care, we called people multiple times a day to get the things we needed to help him and us through the process. There were some who helped immediately, others like the social worker you have took more times of calls on our part to talk with her. I understand they have many families they are working with daily, but no one should not get a call saying they got your message and will help you as soon as possible.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
2 Apr
If she doesn't return my calls, I will call the head honcho at the facility.
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