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    Jeannie My condolences to you and your family....

    Jeannie
    My condolences to you and your family. Your Mom is now with the Lord today
    Her journey in this life is now over. Dementia is such a long lasting crippling disease
    Now your mom is young...
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    Jeannie Sorry to hear of the troubles you have...

    Jeannie
    Sorry to hear of the troubles you have been facing regarding your mother. Hope everything works out in the end for you and your family. I tried to get in touch with you through FB and sent...
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    Hoping for a speedy recovery for you!!!!! Take...

    Hoping for a speedy recovery for you!!!!!

    Take Care
    mrs j
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    Jan Sorry to hear that your sil could not be one...

    Jan
    Sorry to hear that your sil could not be one of the lucky ones that beat the cancer beast. When it comes to having that unbearable pain then it is for the better that her life on earth ceased....
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    Sly I donít think a day will ever come when the majority of people will not attach a stigma to mental illness. Of course that may change because the way things are going the minority will soon...
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    First Happy New Year to all This Christmas the...

    First Happy New Year to all

    This Christmas the entire family spent the afternoon at the NH. We are not all together at one time anymore. So this was kind of special. This might be the last time...
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    Joy I pray that your brother will be one of the...

    Joy
    I pray that your brother will be one of the lucky ones and everything will turn out ok.

    Like you told me when my niece passed away, cancer shows no bias and occurs in the young and the old....
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    A brief biography of myself: I was born and...

    A brief biography of myself:
    I was born and raised in Wis. And lived here my entire life. I will be married 52 years this Jan. My husband came here from another state. We met dancing and married a...
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    I saw this written somewhere and think it really...

    I saw this written somewhere and think it really applies to the BT Forums:

    People don't always need advice Sometimes
    all they really need
    is a hand to hold,
    an ear to listen,
    and a heart to...
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    Sly, At the news conference yesterday,...

    Sly,

    At the news conference yesterday, Alvarez announced he will be coaching the team at the Rose Bowl. It will be for just this one game. He said he would be looking for a head coach but would...
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    Big news over here is that Wis. head coach...

    Big news over here is that Wis. head coach Bielema is headed for Arkansas. He quit the team and will not be coaching in the Rose Bowl. Speculation is that Barry Alvarez the schoolís athletic...
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    Mr J finally had those teeth removed. They...

    Mr J finally had those teeth removed. They extracted something like 7 or 8 teeth. It was done in a hospital setting. He went through it ok. There were no glitches this time around.

    At present he...
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    Our Niece

    Our niece passed away from cancer in the middle of October. She was diagnosed a little more than a year ago. The chemo and radiation treatments failed to halt the progression of the cancer. The news...
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    Jo A belated "Happy Birthday" to you!!! Hope...

    Jo
    A belated "Happy Birthday" to you!!! Hope you had a good day too. By the way another birthday? What are you trying to do "catch up to me" ? LOL
    Now you take care
    mrsj
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    Jeanne We stayed one of the nights by...

    Jeanne

    We stayed one of the nights by Georgian Bay. It was a town called Perry Sound. Just a beautiful area; We took some pictures of an amazing sunset over the water.
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    I have asked for a different wheel chair a number...

    I have asked for a different wheel chair a number of times but previously been told that he was evaluated by PT and the one he has is sufficient for him. Now with this circulation problems I again...
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    Jo, I think godaddy was some site that appeared...

    Jo,
    I think godaddy was some site that appeared when trying to click onto the BT site. Also the link to the FB site was showing when one could not access the BT site. I have run into that detour a...
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    Still no good over here. They now have ordered...

    Still no good over here. They now have ordered some kind of boot for his foot. When he is up the foot is blue in color. The last I visited I had raised it for him , supporting it on my knee. After...
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    My husband has been having trouble with his teeth...

    My husband has been having trouble with his teeth since the week of Father’s Day. He needs a referral to see an oral surgeon in order for him to be seen by an oral surgeon. It is very hard to find a...
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    Hope things go smooth for you with the rest of...

    Hope things go smooth for you with the rest of the paperwork.
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    Jeanne : A possible explanation could be that...

    Jeanne : A possible explanation could be that your Mom might have taken them out herself. She could have done this while eating especially if the dentures were bothering her.

    I know of a man that...
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    Texas is an income cap state. I live in Wis. a...

    Texas is an income cap state. I live in Wis. a spend-Down state. So that is the reason for the difference of what is done in your state and what was done in mine. It is the reason you had to set up...
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    I did not have to set up any kind of trust fund....

    I did not have to set up any kind of trust fund.

    I was able to keep my husband’s SS and small pension.

    I was told that I could transfer the title of our home to my name only.

    I also was...
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    Jan
    I donít know what the Medicaid eligibility limits are in your state. All states are not the same with meeting some income requirements.
    There is a special consideration that is called spousal...
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    Jan so sorry to hear of your lousy visit. It’s...

    Jan so sorry to hear of your lousy visit. It’s impossible to say if all visits will be like this. For some reasons that I don’t even understand there are good days when they seem to be not so bad....
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    The last time I took my husband to church. It was...

    The last time I took my husband to church. It was over a year ago. It was for our 50th wedding anniversary. He did a lot better than I thought he would. I picked him up myself and helped get him...
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    Oh Jan , I never opened the pkg. sent through the...

    Oh Jan , I never opened the pkg. sent through the mail containing the med either. I know when he was home his meds used to come through the mail with the correct amount in a bottle just like when you...
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    I saw mr j yesterday. One of my sons drove me...

    I saw mr j yesterday. One of my sons drove me there. As usual he was in bed sleeping. Everytime I come there now that is where he is.

    My son can usually joke around and make him laugh. Not...
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    Jan it surprises me that the NH is accepting any...

    Jan it surprises me that the NH is accepting any outside medication.
    When I took the meds from the VA over to the NH, I was told that their own Dr. prescribed the meds unless a script would be sent...
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    Jan, sounds like your husband still has his anger...

    Jan, sounds like your husband still has his anger directed at you.

    The advantage I had was that before my husband went to the nursing home, he was in the in-unit of the VA mental health center....
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    I think we all miss Jo. Hereís wishing a speedy recovery to a very nice lady. Jo I know you will be back with us when you are better and feeling more up to it . Until then take it easy!!!

    Hugs...
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    Your post reminds me of the episodes with my...

    Your post reminds me of the episodes with my husband when he first went into the NH.

    He got out too. He managed to slip the security bracelet off his wrist so the door alarm would not ring....
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    I went to see mr j yesterday. Lately he has been...

    I went to see mr j yesterday. Lately he has been sleeping most of the time. He has refused any therapy so they had to discontinue it. When he is up he is now in a wheel chair as he no longer is as...
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    oops sorry wrong thread

    oops sorry wrong thread
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    Hi All, Jo, not much has changed with mr j. ...

    Hi All,

    Jo, not much has changed with mr j. The other week he supposedly hit one of the male CNAís in the arm with his fist. Didnít hurt him but still cause for concern. I donít know if the...
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    I just donít know what to say or even feel anymore. I donít know if it is worse dealing with a parent, spouse, or loved one. Is there a difference? Does it make a difference if it is a man or a...
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    Good for you Jeannie, for further bringing this...

    Good for you Jeannie, for further bringing this to the attention of the NH administration. Have you talked to the psychiatrist that did the prescribing? Would think he or she should be aware of your...
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    Hi Jan So very sorry to hear of the problems...

    Hi Jan

    So very sorry to hear of the problems you are having with your husband.

    I went through a similar problem with my husband a few years ago. So I know how scary it can be. Anyone will tell...
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    Dawn I have been complaining of this practice...

    Dawn
    I have been complaining of this practice to the medical establishment for a long time.

    Their way in getting around this is by using it as off label and or telling you that they arenít...
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    Just me again putting my 2 cents in. Ok a...

    Just me again putting my 2 cents in.

    Ok a little background on meds that mr j was and is currently on.
    First he was not prescribed anti-psychotic medication originally by NH.
    His neurologist in...
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    I went to the NH yesterday with one of our sons...

    I went to the NH yesterday with one of our sons to visit and check on mr j. It was not a good day for visiting. He was sleepy and groggy and he was just spaced out at times. We talked to the staff...
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    I havenít posted for a few weeks so here is an update. The meds were adjusted for Mr. J. The psycho comes in later and readjusts and increased the dosage on two of the meds. A few days later Mr. J...
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    Hi All Just a quick update on mr j. Supposedly...

    Hi All
    Just a quick update on mr j. Supposedly , they will try tweaking his meds again. I was told that they have another unit in the facility that they could move him to if needed. They really...
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    Jeanne

    Oh but the NHís homes have their ways to be able to get rid of unruly patients suffering from dementia.

    If the patients canít pay for their care
    If the patients become violent
    If the...
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    Well folks, hate to say it but it is the truth....

    Well folks, hate to say it but it is the truth. My husband is a real nut case. He is back to his old tricks again. I donít know how much longer the NH will put up with him. I am at the point that I...
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    The problems with my husbandís stomach pain are from ulcers. The blood test he took last week tested positive for the H Pylori. So they have him on a combination Biaxin, Amoxicillin, and, prevacid...
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    I havenít put up a Christmas Tree for the past 4 years now. I donít plan on putting up one this year either. The kids donít come over anymore as I usually go by them. This way I donít have all the...
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    The NH called yesterday. My husband has been...

    The NH called yesterday. My husband has been complaining of stomach pain off and on lately. None of the meds that their Dr. prescribed has seemed to make a difference. So they want him to see the...
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    Not to diminish the problems some have with eye...

    Not to diminish the problems some have with eye cataract surgery. My husband had those procedures done several years ago. He really did not have much of a problem himself. I was the one in charge of...
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    I think this might have been one of the worse...

    I think this might have been one of the worse years of my life too. Instead of getting better each year seems to have more difficulties than the previous one. The way things are going am not looking...
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    Joy I think you have me confused with the other...

    Joy
    I think you have me confused with the other mrsís . I donít recall ever listing my first name . I always signed as mrs j.
    Sorry to hear of the problems with your leg. Hope that the Drs. can...
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    Jo I just wrote a post on the alzheimers forum...

    Jo
    I just wrote a post on the alzheimers forum on the very recent events concerning my husband.
    As far as myself I did have that knee surgery and went to a NH for a while after for re-hab.. I...
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    Itís been a while since I posted on this forum This is just a recent update on my husband.
    My husband moved to a different NH this summer. The other one for some reason or other did not want to...
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    Hi Jo
    I Havenít been to this site in quite a while. Donít even know if you remember me or not. Few years back my husband had those cataract operations too, plus a retinal re-attachment. So I know...
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