to keep my damn mouth shut?
Yesterday I shared some good news and by evening Karma was knocking us back down and gloating about it, the prick.
One of my favorite authors is Spider Robinson and my favorite quote of his is this one:
Shared pain is lessened. Shared joy is increased. ~ Spider Robinson
I’ve used it in the past as a signature for my personal email so I’d see this reminder regularly. Who doesn’t want their joy increased? And then of course we get this in an email from my SIL:
“Over the weekend I was told by the hospital social worker mom was accepted by Kline House, the Jewish skilled nursing home. To find out yesterday when I went to see Mom that, in fact Kline House declined mom.
“Seems that Mom had a tough weekend.. being aggressive. She walked out to the nurses station and started throwing things. Pushed her nurse around. You’re probably thinking what I did..not my mom..?!! When the social worker sent those notes over to Kline House they declined her. All I could do is cry. Now what?”
But wait! There’s more!
“The other thing is Medicare vs Medicaid. Mom has 100 days. She’s used 70 or 71 at [original nursing home]. Even though she has a month of time left, it seems that this is a major concern for any skilled nursing home – funding. Where is the rest of the funding for the rest of the time Mom is going to need come from? We are taking the steps to qualify Mom for Medicaid. However, that could take more time than she has with Medicare.
“I was told that a skilled nursing home is about $12-15,000 for a month. … if we have to pay, we can’t cover it all.”
I gotta think Karma is off on some cloud somewhere laughing his ass off. Did I mention he’s a prick?