Elderly parents and medical doctor


#1

Please pray for my elderly parents, especially my mother, to find a competent and ethical primary care doctor. Their current one seems to subscribe to the attitude that the elderly don’t need decent and reasonable care because, from a statistical stand point, they’ll be dead in ten years anyway. Both of my parents have high blood pressure, and in my mother’s case in particular, the doctor doesn’t seem to take the matter seriously.
Thank you so much for your prayers.

St. Raphael, patron saint of healthcare workers, pray for us.


#2

Loving God, please ensure that opera’s elderly parents are able to obtain a competent and ethical primary care doctor soon, one who respects their right and need for good medical and personal care and comfort. Thank You loving God

St. Raphael, patron saint of healthcare workers, pray for opera’s parents and all those who are in similar situations.


#3

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


#4

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.


#5

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Please pray for my elderly parents, especially my mother, to find a competent and ethical primary care doctor. Their current one seems to subscribe to the attitude that the elderly don't need decent and reasonable care because, from a statistical stand point, they'll be dead in ten years anyway. Both of my parents have high blood pressure, and in my mother's case in particular, the doctor doesn't seem to take the matter seriously.
Thank you so much for your prayers.

St. Raphael, patron saint of healthcare workers, pray for us.

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Good morning Opera,

I can feel your pain and concern my dear. My parents went through the same thing many years ago until I stepped in.

Some doctors have the attitude as you stated above but not all. It was difficult for my dad many years ago because he had a rare Parkinson's and later on was stricken with Alzheimer's.

My dad died on Thanksgiving of 2 years ago due to these life depleting deceases.

I had to step in because our "elderly" parents aren't forceful enough with doctors and health insurance companies. Some of our parents have a hard time expressing themselves and also remembering all of their ailments can become difficult.

During the time of my dads illnesses, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. Not only did I have my dad to take care of, but now I had my mom as well.

After taking mom all over the place for tests and lab work, I found a cancer specialist who was very kind and understanding, but believe me, it wasn't easy to find this "angel doctor".

After going through a mastectomy and cancer treatments, my mom who is now 75 is cancer free.

However, it didn't stop there. One month after my dad died, mom had a stroke at home while she was alone and was down for about 4 hours. We found her at 6am like that and called 911.

I thought I was going to lose her. After spending 1 1/2 months in the hospital, I was with my mom from 8 in the morning until 8 at night at which point I would come home to sleep and repeat the process of returning to her bed side.

I spoke with all doctors & nurses. I had to know everything and I made every decision for my mom. I took all sort of notes and made sure nothing went unchecked by the medical staff.

Once she was released, she ended up in a hospital for re-hab. Walking, talking, eating, memory... etc.. etc..

She was there for 1 month and again I was by her side all day.

When she was released, she stayed with me for 1 1/2 months and & had talked to her insurance company & primary care for in house care to continue her re-hab. I got it & the insurance paid for it.

Well, once mom recovered from the stroke, it wasn't over. She's been sick with all sorts of different problems.

From pneumonia, to breathing problems, lung infections... you name it.

I have taken her everywhere and I find all of the specialists doctors for her.

I speak to her primary care on a continuous basis and tell him everything. I discuss all of her medications and anything that is bothering my mom.

I don't leave the doctors office until everything I went in for is cleared up and a follow up is to take place. My mom has been in a state of joy for many years now because she knows that I will take care of her with her medical needs.

Perhaps it's the Leo in me that has aggressively gone after the medical & insurance field.

Hugs & Prayers to you and your parents & I wish you well.
Pam
New York


#6

yes I am praying, and also that their mediB carrier does not share this attitude


#7

Praying for both of your parents ...

Hail Mary
Full of grace
the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb
Jesus
Holy Mary
Mother of God
pray for us sinner now
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


#8

Praying hard.


#9

Father, please ensure that opera’s elderly parents are able to obtain a competent and ethical primary care doctor soon, one who respects the right of the elderly for good medical and personal care and comfort.
Please help the elderly who have no one to support thei rights, to also find competent and ethical care.
Thank You Father


#10

Father, again I ask that You please ensure that opera’s elderly parents are able to obtain a competent and ethical primary care doctor soon, one who respects the right of the elderly for good medical and personal care and comfort.

Please help the elderly who have no one to support their rights, to also find competent and ethical care. Please give them peace and companionship and good quality of life.

Thank You Father


#11

Lord, I pray that Opera’s parents will find a good Pro-life doctor who cares about their lives and will give them responsible health care.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be…

Amen.


#12

Father, please ensure that opera's elderly parents will find a good doctor who respects their right to good medical and personal care and comfort.
Please help the elderly who have no one to support their rights, to also find competent and ethical care.
Thank You Father


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