I called the Hospital around 2:30 PM. They said Ben is still sedated and still very stable. My long-time friend Karren Meggitt is here staying with me for a couple of days. She lives in Lancaster, CA. Her husband drove her down and while he was here, I had him check out Ben's car because when I tried to start it the other day, the battery would not roll over. Wally jump started it and then went and bought a new battery and installed it. Karren has a doctor's appointment Monday morning, so Wally has to come get her and take her back up to Lancaster, but she said if I need her, she will come back. Hopefully I will be much better by then and not need a "babysitter". I am so grateful for my friends. My neighbor Charlene came by around noon and fixed some soup for me and sat with me for about an hour before Karren got here. It is so lonely here all alone.
I contacted Kaiser to find out if all of my co-payments are the same even though he is not in their hospital and they assured me they are…not that it's still going to cost a lot of money before it's over. I also asked them about when I had to go to the ER the other night. They said my ambulance fee is totally covered by my insurance but if I get a bill, to just call them and let them know. They said my ER visit is only $100 co-pay.
I had sent an on-line grievance to Kaiser about their Panorama City ER and Hospital not finding what was wrong with Ben and then sending him home without really know what was going on. Today I get a letter from them addressed to Ben asking his permission to let me represent him on this grievance, but he cannot sign the form because he is still totally sedated. I'm going to call them Monday morning and tell them about this and see if there is any other way without him signing. Guess he and I should get a "power of attorney" on each other.