Dad called Mom today...
"GET OVER HERE RIGHT NOW!!! THIS IS URGENT!"
"Don, what's wrong?"
"YOU DID NOT LEAVE ME ANY MONEY!!!"
"I just saw you yesterday, I...."
"DID YOU HEAR ME? GET OVER HERE RIGHT NOW!!!"
"You do not need to worry about money, everything is paid for -----"
"GET OVER HERE I SAID OR I AM LEAVING!"
"I SAID GET OVER HERE NOW OR I AM LEAVING!!!"
Click... Dad had hung up on her....
Mom was due to have a mole removed today and was on her way out the door when Dad called. She quickly dialed the nursing home and spoke with the charge nurse, who told her she would go check on him...
Next, Mom called me. She told me about Dad's call and discovered she had another message from Dad, only it was from the operator stating there was an urgent call trying to reach her and to call the following number... Dad must have dialed the operator to call Mom.
Mom asked me to follow up because she had to leave or she would be late to her doctor appointment.
I was expecting my health insurance agent to find out about Medicare Advantage Plans... but I called the nursing home and spoke with the charge nurse. She put me on hold and then came back. She told me she had spoken with Dad, who seemed calmed down and promised he would not do it again...
I suggested they monitor him closely because Dad has these outbursts when he is off the depression medication. Without it, he gets angry. He was agitated yesterday when Mom visited him, yelling at people who were running in the halls...
I think I am going to suggest they put him back on the medication and also remove the phone from his room. The majority of the time when I can actually speak with Dad, they put him in an office to use the phone. When he uses the phone in his room, he usually falls asleep on me.
Mom's blood pressure jumped sky high when her doctor tested her prior to removing her mole... Mom gets so upset when Dad calls her like this. Mom told me unless she can identify the person calling her she is not going to answer the phone.
I will call again tomorrow and email his physician suggesting it. I will also make sure there are new batteries in his wander guard anklet and bracelet...