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My connection with the Oley Foundation began about six years ago. My mother suffered a stroke during a routine surgery to repair a broken arm. After a series of complications, she ended up with severe short bowel syndrome and was started on home parenteral nutrition (HPN).

 

 Patty Meredith

After she improved and became medically stable, I assumed she would go to a skilled nursing facility. I was shocked to find out that there was not a facility in the state of Texas that would accept patients on HPN due to the high cost and a flat reimbursement rate for Medicare patients. At this point, I knew that we would take my Mom home. I was very confident about my ability to complete all the bathing, dressing, transfers, etc. due to my professional skills, but the thought of ostomy care and HPN management was overwhelming!

 

I found your website pretty early in the process, and I have to say, it was my lifeline while we made the transition to the home environment. I can’t tell you how comforting it was to know I had a resource at any time of the day or night!

 

My mom lived for six months at home; we made the most of every minute. It’s been five years since her passing and I always said that if I had the chance, I would make a donation as my way of saying thanks. I’m so happy that 2015 was my chance! Thank you so much for all your great organization does.

 

LifelineLetter, May/June 2016

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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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