boobookitteh

boobookitteh

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1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Juneteenth Weekend Ope... · 0 replies · +12 points

Have you talked to other people who have had NDE? I know there's some support groups online. I have a patient who has died twice and he finds it really helpful. Lot of people have personality changes after NDE. The scientists will tell you it's due to oxygen deprivation, but patients generally have different ideas.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Juneteenth Weekend Ope... · 1 reply · +5 points

That's how I knew it wasn't allergies. I woke up sweating and chilled.

2 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Breezy Weekend Open Th... · 4 replies · +6 points

Hard to say what's going on with the BP without knowing more about his health history and meds, but it's not great and my biggest concern would be a fall which is not good news in frail elders.

As for Hospice I would strongly recommend sooner rather than later. Hospice is criminally underutilized in this country for a variety of cultural and financial reasons (I won't write a dissertation about it). Hospice is often thought of as something you call in when death is imminent, but that could not be further from the truth. Many people are on Hospice for months or even a year or more and they offer an array of services and support for patients and their caregivers that make life so much easier.

Having Hospice in place helps to avert way too typical situations such as ending up in the ED after a fall and getting all kinds of care that is not wanted. He'll get medical care that is directed at keeping him as comfortable and functional as possible which is often extremely different than medical care that is provided for the purpose of extending life and which is often easier to tolerate. When I worked with elders I often found a lot of them got a little bounce after going on Hospice and getting off certain treatments and meds.

If nothing else, see if you can convince him to just talk to the nurse or social worker that does Hospice screenings. The sooner he gets into a good program with all the support they offer the better.

3 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Power Through Open Thread · 1 reply · +8 points

Please write a children's book about him.

3 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Power Through Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Yup. At home too. Elbows, tomato soup and ground meat. I still make it.

3 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Power Through Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

American chop suey is what we called it

3 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Go With The Flow Weeke... · 2 replies · +8 points

The reason boomers want us back at work is because 2 years wasn't long enough for them to learn how to use zoom.

4 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Have a Great Week Open... · 1 reply · +6 points

This is unironically your best opinion yet.

4 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Have a Great Week Open... · 0 replies · +4 points

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1 month ago @ Crasstalk - Have a Great Week Open... · 0 replies · +4 points

Lol I'll hold you to it and haunt you if you don't.