Another twelve-hour day. I am just exhausted by the medical community. It matters not what you think is the best treatment plan for your loved one. It only matters what the doctors want to do. What is convenient to them.
Nurses and nurses aides are under paid and over worked. I have not met one who did not truly care about the patient in this experience. My spirit is buoyed by these people!
On the other hand my father has been sent to one of the leading rehab inpatient treatment centers that do not have services for Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. He was transferred against our wishes at 9 pm at night. We followed by car and when we got there we were expected to stay to watch him, we were told by the hospital that transferred him that we could only visit one hour a day. When we got there they told us he would have to push a button for help, they checked on patients every two hours.
Wait for it.. the transfer stated that there was no hip surgery he was transferred for strengthening. The staples are still in his hip. Well, the staples he hasn’t already pulled out are still there and yes, he pulled the drainage tube out too!
We don’t live in an area that only has one rehab facility. They are everywhere! I mean come on! We live in Florida! The one the doctors insisted on is the one that did not have services … Sorry I am on a rant. I’m frustrated and saddened that this has happened.. I’m sitting here waiting for the phone to ring.
Thank you all for the prayers.. I am sure they are the only reason we are still putting one foot in front of the other.
- Devoted’ GP killed patient with drugs (telegraph.co.uk)
- We want our doctors to be perfect, but they’re human too (kevinmd.com)
- Medical officials: Speed of seeing doctor depends on urgency (pennlive.com)