We had a really good day today. Maritza, Jose' and Joel came over for dinner, along with Breezy and Chris, and we all had so much fun. They are always fun to be around so I guess it's not surprising, lol. So here are a few photos:
I wanted to touch on a couple of questions tonight.
Barbara B - Kevin does have Zofran tabs - although he wasn't given the ones that go under the tongue until we came here in Feb. He had been on it as a scheduled dose for almost two years, but it really wasn't making a difference as he wasn't always nauseous. I never knew about the ones for under the tongue and once I did, I pulled him off the scheduled doses and went that route. There has been no difference. We do use it when Kevin knows ahead of time that he is going to vomit, but sometimes there is no warning and it is projectile and you just need to run for rags and a bucket.
Also, some of you have asked about writing letters and going to various people about the VA problem I am having - please feel free to do whatever you guys think will work. All help is welcome.
At this point, the VA has decided to call off the review of Kevin's TSGLI and personal payments and now want me to do an audit for the past ten months. In some ways I think I should just do it, but then I think 'WHY?'. Nobody else has to do four in one year and there is no reason why I should have to. I think it's redundant to do this many in so little time. I have already had to do two of them and another will be due in January. Honestly, why not just wait until then?
And y'all will love the fact that the IG's response was for me to go to the local fiduciary office for our problem. Apparently they didn't even read the letter or they would know that they are part of the problem. It's just a really sad thing when veterans have nowhere to turn to for help. It really scares me that there is such a breakdown of care and communication and it just tells me that any VA employee can do whatever they want without fear of losing their job. Apparently they are all completely safe in employment no matter what they do. This had been said to me numerous times while in Tampa as some of the nurses did things that would curl your toes. I guess I hoped it wasn't true, but apparently it is.
It has to be so frustrating to folks like Mary that do their job honorably and well. It would be to me anyway.
And speaking of Mary - to the anonymous person that mentioned possible vitamin D deficiency - that is something Mary has mentioned before and I have to admit that it keeps dropping from my list of things to do. I will have to discuss it with her again, but admit that he has been taking a walk outside quite often so it may not be as bad as it used to be (if in fact there is a deficiency).
And now I am hoping to get to bed. Goodnight!
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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