Monday, March 31, 2008

3rd day of a migraine

It started on Saturday afternoon. I hope this will be the last day of it. Part of me wishes I could stay home today, but a larger part is glad I have a place to go where I have things to do and people to see. Maybe I will forget this head while there.

Yesterday my daughter walked away from the hospital. Her 72 hour hold was up and they let her go. She is clearly a danger to her self, a danger to others, and gravely disabled... but she does not have insurance. I have an opinion about this. Oh yes, I do. I am so grateful that I work at a non-profit where clinical decisions are NEVER based on ability to pay. I could not work at a healthcare facility where they let a woman who is out of her mind walk away in summer apparel, without a coat, on a snowy day. Walk away. As in, no car, no money, no one would pick her up - thinking that they would not let her go if she had no where to go and no way to get there - but we were all wrong.

I am now going to get into the bathtub and take a nice hot bath. I am going to fix myself a cup of coffee for the road - and it is good coffee. I am packing my breakfast of yogurt and strawberries - I will eat it later at my desk. I will enjoy these things. I am breaking it into teensy steps today. The big picture is too big for me.

8 comments:

dAAve said...

The journey's continue.

Scott W said...

You guys with kids, I just don't know how you do it. Your daughter, Pam's son, all these lost children.

The corporate world just doesn't take into consideration those that cannot care for themselves. And it seems to be getting worse. A good reason for each of us to show more compassion.

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

I cannot understand our country's health care system. Oh golly, as a mother, I'll just hope and pray for your daughter.

Syd said...

The health care system is about money and profit. I could rant about that but I won't. I just hope that your daughter will get some help somewhere. And that she will come to love herself. I am sorry MC.

Right Brained Gal said...

I wish I could be half the woman you are. What an inspiration.

Kathy Lynne said...

Isn't that what we are supposed to do? One day at a time, an hour if need be. Hopefully your daughter will find her way...and your migraine will go away..xo

Bill said...

Oh, don't get me started on our un-healthcare system. I'd end up blogging within your blog.
Prayers for you and your family.

Pam said...

Since I emailed you yesterday...I forgot to post on your blog.
I hope today brings a little peace in your heart and with your migraine.