So this is how we found my Mom’s toe when my brother and I went to visit her. There was no incident report done, so we asked them to do one. They did an incident report and then told us that they had no idead how “she” did that. I said to them, let’s understand something, there is no way my mother could have done this to herself. She isn’t walking independently and the doctor said she can’t do anything for herself. So as of this date of this blog we have not heard anything about what happened to her toe. This happened on January 25, 2017.
When I asked the administator of the hospital about the incident she smiled that silly old smile and said “things happen”. I am so sick of these types of answers from her. What I want is for my mother to get the care that she deserves. I know for a fact that when her toe was injured that she screamed out. I know this because when my brother and I touched it she screamed out. We asked a social worker about the indent and he said he didn’t think there was any abuse going on. I wonder how he would like the whole nail bed of his toe to be ripped off how would he feel then.
It amazes me how people turn their heads to issues that are going on right in front on them. We were very upset about Mother’s toe. When this incident happened we received a phone call from her doctor who said that Mother was not eating and that they were going to put her on hospice and make her comfortable because she was in the end stages of Alzheimers. But what we found out was that her toe was injured and she was angry about the fact that no one did anything about it and she was in pain. The only way she could communicate to anyone was to stop eatiing. Mother has been eating very well since we received the phone call that she was “dying”. The doctor said she never put mother on hospice and that Mother could live another 6 months she really doesn’t know. They also have no idea what happened to her toe.
I wanted to share this photo with you all because these are the things that our older citizens are going through. If you have a loved one in a nursing facility, GO and CHECK on THEM!