I'm getting the usual runaround that happens when you are trying to get the medical care you need. It is nobody's fault. The whole system is overburdened. Everyone I have encountered is doing the best they can. No need to bore anyone with the details.
We have always known that this could happen to us. By way of preparation we bought a condo in Ballard. It has served us nicely over the years we have had it, and now it is a second home we can retreat to. My daughters will be nearby; they are already helping me get set up with the Kaiser system in Seattle. Since we have done this, I hope to avoid the kind of crisis situations where family members have to drop everything to attend to an ailing parent.