Friday, September 25, 2009
My son and I went to see my dad today at the hospital . He is not doing well.
He's losing blood from somewhere and has a 7 hemoglobin. His BP is only 80 systolic. He has CHF and pneumonia and arthritis of the spine with fractures.
He was nauseated, mildly confused, weak.
And he is getting poor care. I informed some employees that I'm an RN and things improved. Dad was finally seen by a MD after waiting 24 hours.
I talked to my uncle and he told me some disturbing news about how my half-brother is treating my dad. It's all a big mess and my only concern is that Dad get the best care and be made as comfortable as possible.