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LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Jul 19, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
have you talked with the medical social worker associated with the hospital or clinic re those forms? a disability claim in CA requires a diagnosis (check) an md signature (check) and a ton of financial proof ie bank statements tax returns.
I'm betting you've tried that. They should be able to do it for you without an attorney because the diagnosis is straight out. not a workman's comp claim which is extensive and hard to prove and what most people get the attorney for.
SO wish I could offer to help. Up here in bay area and not free for about three weeks.
to find the medical social worker call the hospital operator and ask for that dept. Also ask for patient assistance or your discharge planner, usually an RN.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 19, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Blitzo is doing much better today, more lucid and actually chuckling a bit at some of his recent confusions. This is a huge improvement from the other day when he was pretty serious about what he was seeing. NO fun when your mind plays tricks on you, it's scary and frustrating and probably a host of other things too.

He seems to be mending physically too, PT guy coming by a few times a day and the cause of the extreme dehydration seems much better too. Labs, fluids and things like that continue.

LuckyPink, you're right about the forms - many of which require detailed accounts of the diagnosis, treatment, time spent in the hospital etc etc. On the surface it seems like something we could do but with a little research it's easy to find see the bomb-out rate is super high and we don't exactly have time to waste.

Not sure where that will bring us, I went over it a bit with Blitzo today but probably just need to find one of those late-night attorneys and see if it's a case willing to take on. I have concerns what he's eligibility is for past work experience, some question marks there. Blitzo has enough working credits to qualify for Social Security (in another 5 years) but not sure how things would go for disability as he hasn't been working steadily for several years.

The most important thing is that he's sounding better and is living another day!! He's without his phone and laptop so a big shout out to Pat Nay and Steve Williams (again Steve!) for sending a little green cheer! Everyone has been so generous in well wishes, money and prayers. Thank you!

~S
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 20, 2013 - 12:11am PT
Susan-

He doesn't need to have been steadily employed, but his last date of employment where he paid S.S. can't be over 5 years ago to qualify for Disability.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 20, 2013 - 12:34pm PT


Dude's the Mack!!!...


susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 20, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Humm, well that's not going to make things easy for us. He's been "self employed" for so long now I wouldn't call that steady employment. He hasn't made enough money to even file taxes with the paperwork reduction act.

If it wasn't complicated enough before it sure will be. He must apply for SSDI as our first line of efforts, if that bombs out we can try a stack of paperwork and insist on referral to start the process on the DDSD program but that can take up to a year or more to go through. A year is a long time for a person in his condition and needs attention now.

We'll have a better chance at waiting out ObamaCare.......

What a mess
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Hang in there Sooze, everyone needs a friend like you!

You hang in there too, Blitzo!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 22, 2013 - 07:18pm PT

Monday bump for Blitzo and especially for Sooze, Russ, Paul,
and everyone else helping out there.
THANK YOU ALL!!!!!
micronut

Trad climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Be strong Dude. Mondays are always a drag.

Scott

Climbing Photo for stoke and good vibes:
Credit: micronut
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Bumpin' from the bottom of the choss...
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Keep up the good fight Blitzo. Hang in there.
Credit: dirt claud
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
Credit: Russ Walling
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Russ
IZ that a 120 foot jupiter, or iz it 120 yrs young?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:39pm PT


Credit: locker
...


Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Sooze/Russ/Will/locker -

How's the Bloot doing? Any updates on his condition? Is he still at Arrowhead RMC?

Hoping things are going better for him.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 11:03am PT
Quick update: Still at Arrowhead, mostly stable but his calcium and all the other stuff is a bit of a daily rollercoaster ride, still in isolation for the C-Diff though I think that is gone now, has his computer and phone as of a couple days ago but no glasses so not sure if either of those are doing him any good right now, does some PT each day, watches a lot of bad daytime TV.

Dudes the Mack! Call him up!

Credit: Russ Walling
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 25, 2013 - 11:43am PT


Dude's the Mack!!!...

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
C. diff is awful and scary. Sending best wishes...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 25, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
hey there say, russ and all... just checking on blitzo...

stills hope for some nice things to occupy his days, instead of the bad tv, ;)


still working on our surprise... :)
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
Donation info:

To send a card, check, or something else:

Blitzo
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

To send a check, make it out to Russ Walling as his bank account is still not quite set up, send it to the address above, and I'll cash it and hand him the money since he lives here at our house.

PayPal is still probably best:
RevBlitzo@hotmail.com is his personal address to send it to. Or, if that one makes you nervous, you can send it to me at "paypal@FishProducts.com" and I'll transfer it to Blitzo.

Thanks!

Dudes the Mack!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 25, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
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