Tuesday, February 7, 2012
My mom was doing well after the surgery. Then in rehab she caught a terrible stomach bug that was spreading like wildfire in there. In fact some of the units were in lock down mode due to the outbreak. It was very scary and we had to cancel the removal of her staples twice. They are still not out as the surgeon only performs the removal of the staples on certain days of the week.
We are hoping to be able to bring her home tomorrow. She is better now and is very antsy to go home.
In reality, she could have gone home last week before she came down with this illness but they wouldn't let her. It is my belief that these places, no matter how good they are all want the same thing. The money from Medicare.
Apparently Medicare doesn't pay by the individual but rather by the procedure. So if a specific procedure is covered for 2 weeks, then the patient stays for 2 weeks regardless of their condition.
No wonder we will go broke from Medicare with everyone gaming the system. Enough of that though. I don't want to upset myself anymore than I already am.
With all the appointment cancellations I was able to make some new beads, as seen above.