Catheter Care

Like many bedridden patients, my Mother has a foley.  She has been faced with chronic UTI’s with ecoli for the past 2 years one after another after another.  It was suggested that she have a suprapubic catheter put in place (which requires surgery).   We did – but it didn’t work for my Mom (she is…

911 Emergency Calls

There are estimated 270,000 911 calls made every day in the United States. An emergency can change your life in an instant.  Are you prepared with your family’s Personal Health Record?  Emergencies don’t always happen during regular doctor office hours.  If you need help – or if you need to help someone – you need…

June Is National Safety Month

I read this on the Internet and I found it useful:   June is considered National Safety Month across the country, so the National Safety Council is encouraging everyone to pay particular attention to staying safe this summer. This applies to all people, not just drivers. Many accidents are preventable when you simply practice safer…

Why Can’t I See My Medical Files?

Our complex healthcare system is moving in directions that continue to confuse us and make us wonder “What the heck is going on?”.  Everyone should be thinking “I better start tracking my own medical information….I need a PHR for myself and my family.”  I’m not suggesting to “do your own surgeries” or “diagnose yourself with…

The Little Things

It’s summertime, so my daughters are home from school.  Of course they love, love, love to get their nails painted – (all different colors of course).  I promised them we would go today to get our nails done. Last night, while putting my Mother to bed she asks (as she always does) “What’s the plan…