I wish I could just give you all a hug, thanks so much for your support and kind words. I didn't really expect responses but each one has meant a lot. Some of you have asked questions I would like to address. Rick: Yes, she has 2 sons but they both live out of state. I did find out today that one of them is trying to have her moved near him after we have her admitted to the psych. facility. I'm glad because this way at least she can see one of her kids. Who knows, maybe that will help her some. NurseTami: A Q.M.A. is a qualified medicine aide that is trained to assist the nurses and can pass meds, but not controlled drugs, also do treatments, no open areas, and assists with some of the paperwork. Not all states recognize them. My husband is a real sweetheart when we work together. Folks don't understand how we are together 24 hours a day and I'm his supervisor at work too. It works for us and I enjoy having someone with me I can trust 100% all the time. I asked him to go to nursing school
but he won't, says he likes what he does and don't want all the responsibility and stress that I have. My female residents all love him, good thing I'm not the jealous type. LOL It's odd that they do cause he has real long hair and a beard and tatoo's. I guess maybe it's because they can see inside his heart. To respond to one of your comments, yes we did consider that pain could be an issue and we are giving her pain med around the clock, so far not effective. leesonlpn: Thanks for the hug, and I'm sending you one right back. As for your song, it was absolutley perfect. It's funny because I listen the the sound track from Jesus Christ Superstar all the time, so I'm very familiar with those words. ucavalpn: I do try to be positive most of the time, it's better for my health. I'll get it back, I'm workin' hard. Thanks again to all of you, you were just what the doctor ordered for this "ailing duck". I'm trying very hard to get myself pulled back together. I am concerned about my B/P because today when my head started pounding it was 169/110. I took "lots" of Ibuprofen and the headache is a little better. I work tomorrow but am off this weekend and hubby has told me it will be all R & R, so maybe that will help. Tonight I decided to keep her in her room most of the time and kept alternating staff, myself included to go in and talk to her and try to calm her. One of my residents threatened to hit her so I felt in order to keep her safe this was my best choice. The medications they said would "snow" her, haven't even touched her, so I'll try and get a good nights sleep and face tomorrow when it gets here. Thanks again everyone, you're all TERRIFIC!!!!!