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eyeontheprize Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-08-08 02:18 PM
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27. Threats worked!
They are on their way to the ER now! My mother had to put her make-up on before she would leave, but she did capitulate.

I'll plan to get there asap, tomorrow or the next day at the latest.

Thanks all.
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  -Desperately seeking help for stubborn elderly parents. eyeontheprize  Jul-08-08 12:29 PM   #0 
  - no suggestions  mdmc   Jul-08-08 12:31 PM   #1 
  - Thanks for the thoughts. eom  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:32 PM   #2 
  - Do what everyone else does now  Gman   Jul-08-08 12:32 PM   #3 
  - If I was there I'd do it  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:34 PM   #5 
     - You call 911.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-08-08 12:35 PM   #7 
        - Can you do that from out of town? eom  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:36 PM   #12 
           - Get the direct number.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-08-08 12:46 PM   #21 
  - If your father is  Mz Pip   Jul-08-08 12:33 PM   #4 
  - I agree with the person above. Or you should call the doctor's office and  robinlynne   Jul-08-08 12:36 PM   #9 
  - He is very concerned but  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:36 PM   #10 
     - Sadly, that is not an uncommon  Mz Pip   Jul-08-08 12:46 PM   #20 
        - Excellent suggestion  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:49 PM   #23 
  - Have your dad call 911.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-08-08 12:34 PM   #6 
  - I had a similar experience this past weekend. Wound up putting my father in the hospital.  TooBigaTent   Jul-08-08 12:35 PM   #8 
  - Your father is on the authorized list, isn't he?  Waya   Jul-08-08 12:36 PM   #11 
  - You are right  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:40 PM   #15 
     - I understand what you're saying.......  Waya   Jul-08-08 12:41 PM   # 
        - I'll do it  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:51 PM   #25 
  - My prayers are with you, but she should get to an ER  Cleita   Jul-08-08 12:37 PM   #13 
  - I went through a similar problem ten years ago.  yardwork   Jul-08-08 12:39 PM   #14 
  - Good advice  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:41 PM   #17 
  - Are you close to anyone....  ancient_nomad   Jul-08-08 12:41 PM   #16 
  - That would be my father  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:47 PM   #22 
  - Been there. It is tough.  frogcycle   Jul-08-08 12:43 PM   #18 
  - Call 911 and have an ambulance pick her up  Horse with no Name   Jul-08-08 12:43 PM   #19 
  - If your mother is still alert and oriented, she's still the boss  Warpy   Jul-08-08 12:50 PM   #24 
  - That consent thing will be a problem  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 12:53 PM   #26 
  - Good advice. That's essentially what I did with my mom and dad.  yardwork   Jul-08-08 02:34 PM   #29 
  - Threats worked!  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 02:18 PM   #27 
  - Good work. On the next step - talk to the doctors directly, yourself.  yardwork   Jul-08-08 02:31 PM   #28 
  - Pneumonia and dehydration  eyeontheprize   Jul-08-08 04:15 PM   #30 
  - That's good news.  Mz Pip   Jul-08-08 05:28 PM   #31 
  - Good News! nt  flashl   Jul-09-08 06:26 AM   #32 
 

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