Three wonderful things happened today which after these past two months have made me see that things have turned for Chris & I. First off, Chris signed himself out of Select Specialty hospital because he felt he'd had enough with some of the nursing care being not up to pare. He said some of the nurses & staff were helpful, but all in all it was like being in one of those nightmare hospital you see in the Stephen King movies. Today started with the Doctor telling him the insurance wouldn't pay for treatment after Friday. Chris started to think and realized he couldn't stay there that long with this one nurse treating him so badly. So he called me & I went to get him. The Doctor then came in trying to talk him into staying until Friday & he was determined to go home. The she pulled one sly little ploy saying well the insurance probably wouldn't pay for any of this stay if he left against medical advice. I was sitting there listening to this, so I immediately got on the phone & guess what...not true! I believe they were trying to bully him into staying for the extra two days of billing that the insurance initially authorized. Then they said they couldn't remove the NG tube...okay, I told them I'd take him to ER or pull the thing out myself. Finally, finally he signed papers, listen to their spill about leaving against their advice & he was FREE! He said it was the best feeling in the world. He came home & had to sit on the floor right as we walked in the door to get some very intense canine "nursing".
There was a package at the door when we came it. It was a gift basket from a dear Scottie friend who I met many many years ago on the internet back when we owned Scottie Obsession. I was just a puddle of jelly thinking of how kind she & her Mother were to send me this.
Then there was a call from Bead & Button telling me I won on of the lottery seats for the Master's Class with Carol Wilcox Wells in June! I even got to sign up for a class with Marcia DeCoster and a metalworking class with Richard Salley.
Today is the beginning of the turning point. I made an appointment with our primary care physician Joseph Carduci so that Chris can get some kind caring medical help. We've been going to Dr. Carduci for over 25 years & he is more like a friend than our physician. I know Dr. C will help Chris get back to normal and get his life back.
I've got to go to work tonight, but this is the first time since November 2nd that I actually feel my heart lifted. My friends in Scottie, beading and doll making world have all rallied with me these past two long months keeping my spirits high and giving me hope.
Today truly is the First of the year for me & Chris Thank you all.