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Almost got choked out by a resident yesterday.  I was trying to make her bed, and ended up getting thrown to the ground, kicked, punched, and ultimately choked.

Exactly how I wanted to start my weekend off: incident reports, police reports, and a trip to the ER.

I feel like one massive bruise.  Do NOT underestimate little old ladies, y'all.  Just sayin'  And don't make someone else's bed.  Ever.

So, of course, I woke up at 3 something this morning, feeling like I was unable to breathe.  Full on panic attack, because I thought I had to go in today.

Thankfully, I'm off the weekend.  And probably Monday, too, because the spousebeast says I'm not going back before I see a lawyer.  Normally, I don't let him boss me around, but I think I might actually listen to him this time.  Mark it on your calendars.

In better news, Kent and I still did the grocery shop, so Seafood and Rum Punch Fest is ON for tonight!  We've invited Santa Pete over for spicy shrimp cocktail and lobster tails (you just can't pass up a seafood sale like that.  And on payday, no less).   As the injured party, I get to pick the music/movie.  Suggestions?


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Oct. 21st, 2017 10:25 am (UTC)
Geez, who knew little old ladies had that level of violence in them. Was she known to be violent?
Oct. 21st, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, you'd be surprised. Normally, it's just scratching and hitting. This is a whole new level (at least in my experience).
Oct. 21st, 2017 10:27 am (UTC)
Enjoy your time off. I will be thinking good thoughts for you, and my calendar is marked.
Oct. 21st, 2017 11:10 am (UTC)
the words from the Chorus Line song come to mind

kiss the day goodby
the sweetness and the sorrow

it begins to look if you add it up
buses - management - bruises
it may not be worth it
surely an a number one barrista
is needed somewhere

sending a bit of juju
Oct. 21st, 2017 12:52 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, Pirates of the Caribbean is always fun...
Oct. 21st, 2017 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think Spousebeast has the right of this one. Work at least needs to cover all the medical and give you paid time off to recover.
Oct. 21st, 2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
Ouch. .
Oct. 21st, 2017 03:09 pm (UTC)
OMD (the D stands for Deities)! Did you ever find out why she choked you? I send healing vibes for your body and mind!

Granny from Beverly Hill Billies taught me to be aware that old women can kick your ass, even if she was portrayed by someone in her mid thirties.

Glad that you're off this weekend :)

I agree with the spousebeast. Don't go back to work until you have a lawyer.
Oct. 21st, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC)
I was in her room. The sheets hadn't been changed in close to three months because she doesn't like people on her turf....but the state is coming in sometime soon, and we cannot have a resident sleeping in filth, even if that is what she wants.

My damned co-irkers were supposed to keep her occupied while I made the change, but she gave them the slip.
Oct. 21st, 2017 03:37 pm (UTC)
There was a resident at my mom's place that bit and scratched. It took two caregivers to bring her to the dining room in the evenings.

Your employer should take care of medical and any time off you need to recover. I think a lawyer's input would be very helpful making choices in how to proceed.

Take care of yourself.
Oct. 21st, 2017 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. I hope everything gets sorted.

Be kind to yourself. *hugs*
Oct. 21st, 2017 05:13 pm (UTC)
Oh my I am so sorry this happened to you. Take your time to recover both physically as mentally and listen to your spousebeast this time 😊 hugs
Oct. 21st, 2017 06:19 pm (UTC)
My grandfather was kicked out of two total care places for violence (and he was a big old dude) as he lost his executive function, and could not hide what a sex addicted thug he was. If there are residents that staff needs to be protected from, and nothing is being done about it, yeah, a lawyer.

Hercules the series marathon
Serenity marathon

Since it is October, and scary seems to be prevalent, some of the favs of that genera would go well too.
Oct. 21st, 2017 09:37 pm (UTC)
glad you went to the hospital and got checked out. wishing you a speedy recover, and a new job.
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Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:47 pm (UTC)
Please do do DO listen to the lawyer bit. What has been going on there has been criminal.
Oct. 23rd, 2017 11:12 am (UTC)

oof, that is so scary! glad you have some time off. I really hope there is no lasting damage (but I could understand if there was!). Best wishes for quick healing!

Oct. 24th, 2017 12:56 pm (UTC)
Oct. 29th, 2017 02:03 pm (UTC)
That sounds terrible. I hope you took Kent's advice and saw a lawyer. You need to do what you can to protect yourself.
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