June 3, 2010

June 3, 2010 joycepsouth

Good News!  Social Worker called me today to say that mom had been approved for mom to have TPN (nutrition) at home.  She will be under the care of a “fusion” nurse and a home health care agency.  We are very excited and look forward to having her back at home after 8 long weeks.  It has been eight weeks today.

Mom is amazing – she says she does not remember much about her stay at Athens Regional which is probably a good thing.  The other day when I got to the hospital to see her I noticed her tissue box had a bunch of marks on it.  After a closer look, I realized what she was doing.  She had tallied her days in the hospital.

It is a very complicated process to get insurance to pay for TPN at home.  Fortunately her insurance said yes the first time.  Having TPN is not something they want her to have the rest of he life, but the thoughts now are that after 3-4 months she will be reevaluated to see if her digestive track has readjusted and she will be able to absorb enough nutrition with out the supplemental nutrition.

Hope everyone’s June has gotten off to a good start.  Look forward to sharing more good news soon!!!


Entry Filed under: Mom's Progress

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hanni Cordes  |  June 4, 2010 at 6:30 am

    This is such wonderful news!! It sounds like she is well on her way to recovery. Thank goodness for insurance!! It’s easy to see why people go bankrupt when they don’t have it. I had to smile when you wrote about your mother tracking the days on the kleenex box – that is so like her – always finding a way to make use of what she has at hand. Hope your school year ended well.

  • 2. Jane Cumby  |  June 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Ruth called me today to tell me that Alfred Bailey died this am. Ruth sounded great, her old self. I plan on seeing her next week, can’t wait. I will call before I come, don’t want to go to the wrong place. She said she thought she was going home monday. See ya!!!!!!

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