This is Ora reporting for our dear Margalit, who once again has taken a turn for the worse and is in the hospital. Yuk!!
So Ora has extra responsibilities. Why? Because I am Margalit's health care proxy. And by the way, everyone is really worried about the Boy and the Girl.
What? You don't have a health care proxy?
You simply must take care of this at once- especially if you are single. A spouse is assumed to be able to make medical decisions for you in cases of emergency, but what if you don't have a spouse (or worse, you do but you don't want him/her making your medical decisions!)
It's a simple form. Margalit and I did ours through a lawyer, but you can easily download a copy for your state off of the web and get it signed and notarized. Make sure that you tell the person you've picked what you've done, because they don't have to sign the form.
But in Margalit's case, the hospital (her standard one) was very concerned about the Boy since he was just recently released from a hospitalization to change his meds and we are all worried that he won't take the meds and won't go to his day program (he's started down that road already).
And, of course, the girl is very upset too.
And poor Ora is trying to manage all the stuff going on in her life, run to the hospital every day, check on the Boy and the Girl and juggle calls to and from the hospital.
Rosie, though, always comes through in an emergency. She received the first phone call from the hospital looking for me and gave them my cell number. She offered to give up going to one of her drivers' ed classes to ease up on running around time.
The first night it seemed on the dire side for Margalit, but she is much better now. The seizure didn't cause too many lasting effects- but she needed to be in the hospital anyway to deal with her congestive heart failure. I think that she'll be there for a while.
Meanwhile, Ora is trying to juggle better.