The stupid “caregiver provider” never showed up today. She made it out here last Friday and did the requisite 3 hour stay, only I was here for most of it. She also gave H her bed-bath and dressed her and pottied her and whatnot. It was very nice. However she is supposed to be here every Tuesday and Friday at 1:00. I called the office at about 2:00 and they called her cell phone and left a voice mail message. About 3:00 she called me and said she had been at the emergency room. She said she is pregnant and had started bleeding. Then she said she is OK they gave her some medicine. She wants to come tomorrow morning and do the whole thing then. How should I feel about someone who supposed to be preggers and having bleeding problems showing up and horsing H around and picking her up and all the job entails? I am betting her employer doesn’t know she’s pregnant. If she really is.
I was looking at Twitter and noticed that Holly over at Anglophile Football Fanatic, commented that the UPS man rang the doorbell and she went into a meltdown of sorts trying to make sure “the boy” didn’t wake up. This got me to thinking about how determined I was that my kids could sleep through anything. I thought I had the perfect plan. I wanted them to be able to sleep through any kind of noise or silence, so, every other night, for a very long time, from day one at home I left the radio on or the tv or something noise making. Not very loud, but loud enough to be heard. And every other night it was off and there was silence. Wanna know how they turned out? Well, I have to say that when they were little it did work. Noise never bothered them, but, they didn’t have to have it to sleep, either. However, now? The older one needs quiet and the younger one, noise. I AM TELLING YOU I DON’T THINK THEY’RE MINE.
Comment by moo on June 17, 2008 at 4:53 pm
I think you need a new caregiver provider. You can’t be worrying about her and relaxing at the same time!
Comment by Mither on June 17, 2008 at 6:34 pm
What is this “relaxing” thing Moo expects you to do?
Comment by Serendipitous Girl on June 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Give me that caregiver’s number, I’ll call her and unleash a can of whoop ass. I do have friends with mallets. Perhaps we can get a “Rocky Mountain Caregiver Getter” for you?
Comment by Krissa on June 17, 2008 at 7:42 pm
Yes. I’ll take one, please.
Comment by Tranny Head on June 18, 2008 at 8:34 am
That sucks, man – so much for help . . . .
Comment by Memarie Lane on June 18, 2008 at 2:19 pm
In her defense, the title “caregiver provider” doesn’t entail that she herself will actually provide care, but rather assist you in finding someone who will. 😛
Comment by Krissa on June 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm
Yeah. Her title is a little misleading. Don’t know why they are
calling them that. Her job description as told to me is to help out
me, the caregiver. She is doing the things that the home health care
aide did in the way of bed-baths and dressing and what not, but can
stay here with H by herself while I go out and leave them. She is
also supposed to be responsible for cooking and feeding for H as well
as cleaning her room and bathroom. It feels REALLY strange leaving
someone else with these chores.
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