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the continuous saga of Gerri
One of the three people who kept a vigil by my bedside was one of my mom's best friends, Gerri. Now in Oct of last year she had a stroke. After about a month in Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) and Good Shepard, she was well on her way to a speedy recovery. She was home and everything enjoying her recouping. That is until she was left alone after being at the shore house where she fell a few times there. Her kids, which I admitted to not really liking, thought she was ok to be in bed by herself. So she broke her hip. So back to LVH. Now she is having this weird thrashing thing that makes LVH put her in a bed that is 6 inches above the ground so she doesn't fall out of it. Upon release of LVH she is told not to put any weight on her legs for four months so no physical therapy. Then she went home. This lasted two weeks until she started having blinding headaches. Back to LVH where they discovered she was having brain hemorrhages. She was in ICU for about two weeks (IN a 6 inch tall bed) then moved to a regular room with a regular bed. Said bed didn't even have rails. They just put a chair there so she wouldn't roll. WTF what is a chair supposed to prevent? Well 2 days ago they sat her up, put her legs over the side, brought over her tray to have lunch and left. Well, she accidentally pushed the tray and tried to reach it only to fall head first onto the ground. 6 stitches later the family and she signed herself out of the hospital.
Now I had great attention at LVH and at Good Shepard and can not stop complimenting them but this was just one bad luck experience after the other.
But the good news is that my mom's other best friend has had no new growth for about a month

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magdalenaaufkdt From: magdalenaaufkdt Date: June 4th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
The other best friend, Patty, has liver cancer.
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