Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Damn...

I went over to my Mom's for a bit and left MrKB home with four kids by himself for a change. It's SO quiet over there! But when I got home, there was more bad news about his Mom.

Apparently, today she's had the worst day yet. She again is not able to see, and now she's lost control of her bowels, which I imagine means her body is starting to shut down. She still has no medical care whatsoever....it's like the ER can tell her, "Well, you've got some tumors in your head and looks like you have lung cancer too, but other than telling you about it we can't really help you since you have no money." Such bullshit! I wonder how many people die waiting like she is to MAYBE get some help.

They had applied for emergency Medicaid with a referral from a doctor MrKB's Aunt has been seeing for her own cancer...get this...Mom's husband makes just $200/month too much for her to qualify!!!!! I'm so mad, and sad, and upset that I just want to SCREAM!

They've been married for over 17 years and are going to DIVORCE just so Mom can get some medical care. Ain't that a bitch?? I can't believe this country...it's just freakin' unbelievable that citizens of a country as rich as ours suffer like this. I really hope the next President we have does something about it.

This much we DO know...if she doesn't get treatment, she's been given about two months to live. Which means she wouldn't make it to her next birthday in December, or Christmas, or to see the girls be adopted.

Damn....I feel so helpless....

9 comments:

Mel Chickk said...

I am so sorry. I wish there was something I could do, or say.

MamaKBear said...

All we can do is hope for a miracle I guess. :(

The Real Kidd said...

OMG, girl I am so sorry. ((hug)) I wish I could do or say more.

You are right. It sucks that people who live in America can't get the medical help they need to LIVE.

This is just such a sad and screwed up situation. You and your family have my thoughts and prayers.

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BTExpress said...

Your are helpless. That helpless feeling was the most difficult part of my wife's cancer to deal with. Have you contacted Hospice? They are wonderful and will provide their services for free if you can't afford to pay.

MamaKBear said...

Kidd: Thank you sweetie.

BTE: I will definitely look into it. I know you more than anyone I know out there in blogland understands what we are dealing with right now. She doesn't have much time, this is apparently a rapid-growing type of cancer. :(

Monica said...

Yes, contact Hospice. I can't believe this...I thought Texas was the worst but geez...and they were great with my stroke.

Hang in there...we're all pulling/praying for you.

But yes, contact Hospice.

SignGurl said...

I'll put in my good words for Hospice. We could not have helped Mr. Sign's parents without them. They are angels.

kaliblue said...

Oh sugar my heart aches for ya'll. My love, thoughts & prayers.