Compliance – Continued Medication Issues We are in week two of David’s not getting his medication as prescribed. Thus, he is out of compliance, though it appears to be a systems issue. Today, I contacted the detention unit, asked to speak to the medical person, and was transferred to him. When I asked what the issue was, the nurse said “he is not in compliance.” I asked, if he was refusing to take the medication, and rather than providing me an answer, he said “who is the probation worker?” (I use probation worker as a loose descriptor for the person involved in David’s case.) I explained who we are working with, and gave the nurse that information, as well as contact information for the worker. The nurse then said “thank you” and ended the call. So I called and left a message for the probation worker. I also called our
Complete lack of communication – Medication Issue How hard is it? David has six prescriptions. Two medications are available over the counter – the others aren’t. Since the staff at the juvenile detention center where David is currently being housed had an issue with his originally supplied medication, we supplied them with all new prescriptions from the pharmacy and brand new bottles of the over the counter medications, both were sealed. Included were two prescriptions for the over the counter medication that the pharmacy gave us on behalf of David’s psychiatrist. Yet. They are still claiming an issue with his medication. So he isn’t getting all of his medication. One would think that the nurse would check with David’s doctor. With me. Or the doctor who prescribed the medication. With the advocate. With David’s lawyer. Or the Care Coordinator. With Juvenile Court. or maybe the Developmental Disabilities Program Manager. So
Unfinished quilt tops. Loose fabric, pieced together. seams resewn to strengthen the final product. adjustments, another persons eye to style and color. A work in progress. I strive to save the lovingly hand stitched aspect of the quilt top while ensuring it won’t fall apart upon the first washing.Life lessons. Spools of thread. Simple things the second. Complex thoughts on the first. I was thinking about a sewing project I have been trying to find time to work on. I am finishing a quilt. I purchased an unfinished quilt top at auction and am working to finish. Just haven’t been able to make time to sit down and tackle it. Not to mention the stack of patching, hemming and repairs that are sitting in my sewing area. In thinking about the similarities between the spool of thread on my sewing machines, and David’s care I am struck by one thing.