Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lawsuit against Lufkin State School...

I have sought out legal representation and per my attorney's request, I have edited this blog.

I recently started persuing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Lufkin State School and found out how crappy the State of Texas is with this issue.

Here is an intresting tidbit. Read below the response from a law firm........

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we will be unable to pursue a medical malpractice claim on your behalf. As a result of legislation passed during the 2003 session, many cases of true medical negligence cannot be prosecuted economically.

The legislation, which was the result of a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign by insurance companies, HMOs and corporate interests, immunized negligent conduct in many instances and put harsh caps on the amount of recoverable damages. It was supported by Gov. Perry, House Speaker Tom Craddick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Because of this legislation, we will not be able to represent you. You may also want to contact Texas Watch, a citizen group that fights for Texas families. By lending your name, your story and your support to this effort, you may make a difference.

Texas Watch can be reached at 1-888-738-4226 or at We encourage you to seek another opinion, if you wish to do so. It is possible that another law firm may have a different opinion. Bear in mind, however, that there is a strict two-year statute of limitations in Texas. That means that you have two years from the date of the negligent act within which to bring suit. Again, thank you for giving us the opportunity to review your case. We wish you the best.

I say, we just put a big, fat, huge sign over Texas to all incompetent doctors who received their license from the same Cracker Jack box I got my lick on tattoo out of and say,

"Come practice your bullshit here!!! As long as don't kill anyone, you are OoooooKaaaaaayyyyy!!!!"
I think I am going to medical school. I can get a fat paycheck and peddle any drug I want for whatever reason. I don't even have to give a good diagnosis.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I'm gonna be in a dissociative fugue state for a while.... don't come looking for me.


Just know that Miguel discharged from a fantastic hospital to Brenham State School last Wednesday. He started to be more like himself yesterday...he was spinning. :) I've never been so happy to have him spin.

Anyhoo, it appears he may be on the up-and-up. Keep your fingers crossed!

Thanks for all your support!!!!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Don't call it a comeback....

I've been here for years. :)

I woke Miguel up for lunch and dinner yesterday and the big guy woke up spontaneously for about an hour after dinner yesterday. I managed to get some good pictures of his smiling face.

He slept until 4 p.m. yesterday. He had approx a 4 hour window of being "awake". Like, eyes open, semi-vegatative. His personality came out for about 30 minutes-1 hour. :)

Miguel wearing a 24-hour holter monitor.

Wake up for feeding.

Here comes the personality.....

 was just a brief glimpse before he went back to sleep.

Today, Miguel woke up at 1100 and he has been up for most of the day. His lab work is leveling and we are still hopeful for positive results on his MRI tomorrow.

"The biggest conspiracy has always been the fact that there is no conspiracy. Nobody's out to get you. Nobody gives a shit whether you live or die. There, you feel better now?"
--Dennis Miller

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sweet baby....

How can a 20 year old, woman with a high school education care for this child for 10 years without incident, yet, a medical staff nearly kills him in less than a week?
Chew on that.

Hate is a strong word

I said "hate". Not "hate" as an action word, moreso, a very strong negative feeling. The feeling doesn't stay long. It evolves into a life lesson for me, creating better judgement. I do not carry it with me too long, however, that is my initial feeling when seriously bad things happen, that shouldn't have. Preventable things.

Mistakes happen. That's okay, to a degree. I understand mistakes. I don't understand negligence and stupidity....which causes the initial feeling of "hate".

Friday, June 13, 2008

Why people suck so damn bad...

Miguel was admitted to Lufkin State School on 6/5. I didn't want to blog about it. It was the run of the mill "sad" and didn't feel like blogging about it. I was thinking that I would casually throw it into a blog someday, saaaaay, next year and we'd all be over it.

Anyhoo....something happened, which wasn't good, and Miguel ended up in a Lufkin ER on 6/11. He was transported back to a hospital in Houston and I am actually in his hospital room with him while he sleeps. I'll post a pic of the sweet guy later.

I will not give details on the matter, since it is under investigation by multiple agencies, etc. I will say that I hope this will resolve in a timely manner.

I hope justice is served to those few individuals.

The immediate and appropriate response by outside governing agencies, investigative agencies, my personal support network, my awesome state representative, Miguel's medical professionals here in Houston, Lufkin EMS and Lufkin State School social workers....their response has restored my faith in humanity, yet, again.

Having Miguel as my child has brought me to such lengths of hating people...individuals, groups, whatever...I have hated many people over the years for their shortcomings, incompetencies, etc. and there always comes a point of faith being restored. I have experienced that again this week.

Even though Miguel got a super short end of a crappy stick, there is hope.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

People suck...

BIG TIME!!! Moreso, the incompetent fuks that I have come across in the past week. More on that later....

Do you ever feel that punching someone in the face would be more effective than talking to them?

Talk amongst yourselves.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Let's talk about God....

I want to talk about God today.

In church yesterday, the pastor spoke about how God speaks to us and how to listen to Him. I thought back to when I was a child (probably 8-10 yrs old), reading my parents Bible in the living room. I started at Matthew. I remember feeling refreshed after reading it. How bizarre? I thought.

Then I started attending church when I went into the Corps b/c it was available and spoke about every Sunday morning. What else was I going to do anyway?

In 2003, I met a woman through work. We worked at different agencies but I knew her work and appreciated her for it. I was later employed through her same agency in the same office. We spoke professionally.

Shortly thereafter, she was moved into my office and we became "officemates". Her parents were both pastors and she'd invite me to their church. I usually had a great excuse to not go.

In November 2005, I started attending church again. The following Easter I was Baptized and reborn. Of course, now I am a filthy heathen....but who isn't? I pray for me REGULARLY. I get super greedy in my prayers, too. :) It helps to have a captive audience.

I can't say "I found God" b/c I knew He was always there but I do recognize Him more often and I feel I have strengthened my relationship with Him.

Anyhoo, back to topic...God has put so many people in my life, for which I am thankful, and He has used so many vessels to keep my ass afloat....I'm sure He is EXHAUSTED, too!!!

Without going into great detail, I have noticed how a path has always formed in my life before I have walked in it, even though I don't necessarily know what is at the destination. Plans form in my heart (no, not in my head where thoughts and plans should be) without any effort, kinda like they are put there, and I follow them. As I lose touch, passion or direction, I am put on track by another vessel, whatever it may be (acceptance to grad school, a job opportunity, a State Rep, my Mexican field peasant of an ex-husband, my brother (whom I live with, yet, NEVER see), you get the picture).

I have never dreamed that I would be at this point or that I would have taken the many, many paths that I have to get here.

I just think it is amazing how a kid can say, "I want to be a pilot" and they do! They just do it. The goal is set and they obtain it. I mean, doesn't life get in the way of everyone?!?! It blows my mind that a solid goal can be set and obtained.

With that said, I feel more like a gypsy in life. I'm never quite sure where I am going, nor where I will be but I am sure that I will get there safely.