Date: June 19, 2017 12:59PM
As if it isn't hard enough watching my mother deal with the insults age heaps upon her, I now have to deal with character assassination at her skilled care facility.
Turns out one of her CNA's took offense when I asked her to wash her hands. This isn't something I normally ask aids to do but in Mom's case, Mom was newly out of the hospital and had been on antibiotics so strong they nearly killed her. The last thing I wanted was to have Mom get a cold and have it turn into pneumonia. This aid had come to work with a cold and was wearing a mask so I asked her to please wash her hands as an extra precaution. The other aids were happy to comply. Not this one.
I just found out that this aid has been trashing me for the past four months over this incident. She has told anyone that will listen that I accused her of having scabies and that I thought she was dirty because she came from Africa. I think the guy I dated for three years and almost married who was born and raised in Africa would find that statement a real hoot.
Anyway, the administrators believe this even though I told them it was lies. My name is dirt now. I had to take a lawyer in to have a conflict resolution meeting and it degenerated into a crucifixion of me. I was stunned by the whole event. My lawyer even commented on how it was obvious that they had convicted me of racial bias before they even talked with me.
I think I now have some idea what it must feel like to go through and excommunication.