My Client Is Margie M, A 69 Year Old Widower With Chronic Venous Stasis Ulcers

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My client is Margie M, a 69-year-old widower with chronic venous stasis ulcers. PMH: Asthma, Cataracts, Arthritis, Tremors, Narcolepsy, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes Mellitus, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Hypothyroidism, Gastric Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Micro colitis, Restless Leg Syndrome, Hypertension, Atrial Fibrillation, Anxiety, Depression, Cardiac Stents, and Cerebral Aneurysm.
She lives in a two bed, one bathroom house with her daughter Becky, Becky’s husband Jim, and her twenty-five year old grandson, Jason. Margie’s daughter, Terri, Jason’s mother is deceased. Jason has mild developmental delays. Margie has one son, Buster, who is not involved in her care.
We met for lunch at McDonald’s for the interview. Margie was quiet and did not make eye contact. She was half way through her meal and did not put the straw in her drink. Becky stated, since her aneurysm, she has been depressed and needs prompting to do little things like putting the straw in the cup. Margie moved in with her daughter after her aneurysm because she could not afford her prescriptions and the maintenance of her home. Furthermore, she was not safe to be alone. Becky, a full time RN is her mother’s primary caregiver. Becky admitted her mother’s illness is a strain on the family. She needs constant supervision, has multiple appointments, and takes 18 different medications per day. Margie has been going to the wound clinic for over a year and has exceeded…

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