Dorothy’s friend Chuck was taken to the hospital on Friday night. Mom and I were walking down the hall and in passing his room –we saw the nurses assisting him. Next thing we heard he had been taken to the hospital. Chuck is a great guy- he has lots of fun stories – an easy smile and just fun to be around. He has been very nice to mom and helps her out when she’s confused.
I called the Assisted Living later that evening to see if I could get the phone number to one of his family members to check on him to make sure everything was ok. They said they could not give out that information- which I totally understand.
I called the surrounding hospitals and found him- they transferred me to his room – but the phone rang off the hook. I called for a few days-still just a ringing on the other end- no one picked up.
When mom called last night- I asked if Chuck had come back from the hospital she said yes, he had gotten back today. She couldn’t remember anything else about it. I did not take her word on this situation- she just doesn’t remember.
I reached back out to the Assisted Living to see I could give my phone # to Chucks family and have them contact me. That’s when I found out that Chuck has no family listed. Only a friend as his emergency contact.
I asked if she would reach out to him and have him contact me.
I was so sad that Chuck doesn’t have anyone- and it made me wonder how many people out there don’t have anyone. )-:
I hope Chuck’s friend reaches out to me- so I can keep in touch with Chuck if he has to go back into the hospital.
Also, I can’t wait until Spring- I think I will take both mom and Chuck together-out from time to time.
Peace & Love,