Posts Tagged ‘expect more’

Today was one of those days that are exhausting from start to finish. Speech theory, then occupational therapy, and a meeting with our medical supply company. This was intermingled with a slew of phone calls, both being made and received. All in the name of advocating and providing for my son’s needs, mostly medically. It began last night finding a very hard nodule on my son’s colostomy stoma. While it doesn’t seem to be causing him much issue, at least clinically it is bothersome that this suddenly appeared. There are a few indicators it is annoying him some. The big problem is whenever there seems to be anything to do with his colostomy it turns into a finger pointing, excuse making, pass the buck, frustrating time. (more…)


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I posted two new articles today for you to read……….

Preceptor Fail is an account of how the nursing agency practically set our newest nurse, who is a new grad, for failure by not following through. It is certain to make you shake your head in amazement & disbelief.

My Son, My Hero is something I wrote while my son was less than 1 month old and still in the NICU.  He has continued to impress and inspire me as well as many others. It is amazing and touching to hear from people how much my son has changed their outlook on life and motivated them to accept more in their own lives.

Thanks for reading my point of view,


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Keep in mind that this is just my opinion and only that. Take from this what you will, but this is merely me ranting about why I truly despise our Walgreen’s Pharmacy.  The only reason we even continue to use them now is because they are the only 24 hour pharmacy close, and even then we have to travel nearly 20 miles to get there. We NEVER had insurance issues until we started using them. Since we started using them in February of this year we have had a problem with EVERY prescription that has been put in or transfered. (more…)

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Dear Nursing Agency,

In my eight months with you I have been told with authority on numerous occasions by several staff that you have been doing business for 25 years. Your staff has gone on to add that this amount of service must mean you know what you are doing. I find it amusing that each person I encounter and attempt to address issues with my son’s case almost verbatim utters this mantra as if it were printed on cue cards. My response too is always the same, a lot has changed & no longer exists in 25 years. Adapting is necessary, but apparently incomprehensible as a philosophy. However, I will concede that sticking to your initial principles is worthy. Living up to them, well now that is a different story. For a company that has had set standards in place and has boasted upon this to combat criticism for a quarter of a century you fall well short of meeting and demonstrating those. (more…)

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