Straight Up with Sherri

Monday, April 11, 2005

Confirmation: Mae Is Denied the Comfort of Her Family as She Struggles to Recover

Confirmation Email:

MY Aunt Mae is now being nourished and hydrated at UAB medical Center.

Mullinax) and nephews/any of the Alabama relatives FROM VISITING MAE
MAGOUIRK IN HER ROOM at the hospital. When we appeared today to visit Mae,
we were turned away by hospital staff!

It is ironic that my Mom is on the 7th floor and Mae is located on the 8th
floor of UAB but she is prevented from seeing her sister who is suffering
from the same heart malady. SO IT GOES.

It is heartbreaking..but we are still overjoyed she is receiving
substantial nourishment, fluids and a proactive medical treatment....praise

Kenneth Mullinax


  • Hey Sherri, It's mother22wife21. Thanks for getting this out. I was so worried that the family was barred before they were able to make sure Mae was seen to. So, now if anything is changed in Mae's care that would not be beneficial to her, it would be at Beth's say so? I
    I don't have a blogger account, or a web page so I had to go in under anon.
    This just BREAKS my heart.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:39 PM  

  • Thanks for the update Sherri. Beth Gaddy's behavior is really starting to worry me. Time to get pro-active about guardianship issues.

    By Blogger Alnot, at 4:00 PM  

  • Anonymous II -

    How sad . . .tsk tsk. Looking in - from the outside - this looks very bad for Beth. Up until this update, I was giving Beth the benefit of the doubt.

    Prior to barring familial visits with Mae, it was possible to entertain the notion that Beth was merely acting on the doctors orders (assuming Mae's physicians were acting on clearly unbiased, unemotional prognosis based on Mae's health condition), as Beth placed Mae into the hospice. Not all of us have the knowledge (or the backbone) to ask pointed questions in stressful medical situations. Alnot is correct, guardianship issues must be addressed so that we can learn to be skillful when these health issues arise - lest we be taken advantage of.

    At this point, it certainly looks like there is a fierce control issue and it is obvious that Beth wants to be in control - at all costs. That looks very bad from here.

    At a time when the family should be supporting each other this is so sad to see.

    I hope that temporary court order is clear enough to keep Mae from additional harm.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:33 PM  

  • I think that sucks... I don't care what's the issue at hand family members should be able to support family in their time of need. Pont blank!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 PM  

  • Well it looks like Beth is doing the Michael Schiavo. She did not get her way so now she is punishing the family. Tsk, tsk

    By Blogger Maggie, at 5:25 PM  

  • What the hell is going on in this world??? The part that is the MOST DISTURBING is that starving people to death is now SOP and so socially acceptable that we overlook it.

    By Blogger TLG, at 6:57 PM  

  • Beth's behavior is most certainly suspect, especially since, as I understand it, she is the sole beneficiary of Mae's will. You're right - what the hell is this world coming to when her CLOSEST next of kin, her own sister & brother are not permitted to visit her or know the specifics of her medical care? Has judge Boyd been apprised of this and if so, does he approve? I don't understand why guardianship has not already been transferred to the sister or the brother, being her next-of-kin, as Beth was only granted temporary guardianship. 2+2 are just not equaling 4 here. This is especially frightening to me because, as I learned when my husband was hospitalized for 3 months & I literally lived in his room, I learned that you HAVE to have someone there with you, looking out for you, who has your best interests at heart. Many things happened, such as the nurse dropping his suction tube on the floor & then right in front of me, going to put it in his mouth, when any infection at all would have killed him. It scares me that someone with Mae's best interests at heart, rather than the desire to see her dead, is not there overseeing her care.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:35 PM  

  • I think that it is sad that a person has to be alone in a moment like this. It is also sad that the family cant be by her side to at least greave and prepair for what could happen.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:00 PM  

  • I think that people who stop others from seeing their love one, will get their in the end.FBF8963

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:09 PM  

  • Maggie, we think alike, people like that really upset me,I can't say what I think should happen to people like that.FBF8963

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:13 PM  

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