my mom and hospitals
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October 5th, 2004, 04:59 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
This is a double vent. They are related, so I figured I'd put them in one post.
My dad was recently in the hospital for a blood clot in his leg. He had been sent to the hospital 2 weeks before for pain and swelling in his leg. They did an ultrasound, and said there was no clot, even though thats what they suspected. Anyhow, his leg and pain gets worse, so they admit him to the hospital, and DO find a clot. It was so big (from behind his knee down into his calf), that they took him into surgery to insert a filter to catch any pieces that might break off as they try to shrink it.
My mom has medical knowledge, enough to know that blood clot was there the first time he went to the hospital. She even told the hospital staff this - no response from them. They didn't want to admit they messed up. This was their first mistake.
Their second was taking my dads breakfast from him and telling him he had to have a procedure where they send a scope down into his heart. He's like WTH? After really sounding confused, the nurse checked and realized she had the wrong patient.
Their third was when my dad asked for some pain meds and they gave it to the old man in the next bed! My goodness they could have killed the old guy!
Finally my dad gets home and my mom goes to the drug store to pick up my dads meds. The dumb ***** pharmacist switched the labels on the prescriptions! They put steroid directions on cumadin. My mom said had he followed those directions, he could have bled to death internally. Those pharmacists were scrambling, let me tell you!
My dad thought someone was trying to kill him...LOL
Now onto my mom. Blood clots are serious - if one gets to your lungs or heart, it kills you instantly. I was realloy worried about my dad, so I sent out prayer requests to family and close friends of mine. My mom's sister, then called their brothers and told them. They called my dad to see how hw was doing. My mom gave me grief for this! Umm - they are family, what the big deal? Its not like I called their neighbors, or co-workers. It was my aunt! My mom called my other uncle, so...? The thing that ticks me off is that if no one would have called my dad, he would have whined that no one cared (he has done this before).
Don't get me wrong - I love both my parents dearly, but sometimes they make no sense whatsoever!
Well, this turned out to be longer than intended, so if you've made it this far - THANK YOU!!!
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