The home almost killed my dad/ have to advocate for your parents when they r old
Friday, February 01, 2013
Yesterday was a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!! My nephew who never goes any earlier then 9 to visit my dad went to see him at 8am, he walked into my dad struggling to breathe his air hose came off while he was sleeping , the nurses buttons was on the floor and my dad was calling out for help... My nephew walked in and my dad was saying help me , he put the hose back on and called a nurse, his oxygen level was at mid 70's so they put his liters of oxygen to 5 instead of the 4.
My nephew called me after he left my dad which he thought was kind of stable I guess when he left, I wasn't going to see my dad yesterday after the downpour of rain and the wind put me into more of a tailspin of pain (I also couldn't see him the day before cause of severe pain).
I called to complain because this is the second time something happened with the oxygen the first being his birthday when they had him at 2 liters instead of 4 and I had numerous complaints about the place like : they tell him he can't use the bedpan till everyone gets their meals, he's not the only patient in the place (when he asks to use the bedpan, giving him the bottle urinal with urine still in it, dumping the urinal in a sink by his bed instead of using the toilet which is 2 more steps, putting a bedpan in his second draw uncovered and then putting his diapers in that same draw, them handling his food tray and his food with no gloves after touching the urinal, talking about my dad in the hallway saying they are going to triple glove and wear to masks cause he has mercer ( I mean that's a privacy issue) very disrespectful and them telling my dad that how dare he call them when they were suppose to be going for a smoke break! My dad was there a week they never washed the floor and never even put more purell in the dispenser for 4 days...
I called up furious, because here is my dad going there for rehab not to have them kill him and I told the woman do I have to call OSHA or the board of health, she said she was going to check my dad. I get a call a half hour later saying that my dads doctor checked him cause his oxygen level was in the 70's still and that they couldn't get it up so he wanted him to be checked at the hospital. They gave me the name of the wrong hospital they were sending him too, I just got out of bed looking like a Mary messy pants put clothes on and went to the hospital with my husband, we beat the ambulance there we sat there waiting for my dad I'm thinking omg I think something bad happened to my dad, I called the home and said you sure you sent him to this hospital (home is right down the street from the hospital) sarcastically they said yes over a half hour ago.
I went back up and asked if they were spelling my dads name correctly, they said let me check the other hospital HE WAS AT THE OTHER HOSPITAL WAITING FOR ME TO COME ALL SCARED.
My dad had to be admitted and put on the bi pap, I said your doctor saw you and sent you here? he said no I didn't see the doctor another lie! When the woman called to say he was going she said the doctor was there and said to have him evaluated, I told her this is the second time in 2 days you've people have almost killed my dad , I said you mean to tell me no one heard him calling for help? she said well we can't watch your dad all day, I said you have someone watch and sit in the room all night for another patient who sits in the hallway for 14 hours a day and sleeps all day and he's up all night calling the women swears and whores. I said I don't want you to watch him all day but c'mon already the other day he was over 6 hours on a lower dose of oxygen he could of died and then today his hose falls off while he's sleeping and no one notices?????????????????????
I'm fed up! My dad got admitted had to be on a bi pap cause his body was making to much Co2 , he had to have a blood transfusion . It sickened me to know he had to have the transfusion cause I have the same type blood and couldn't even donate cause of the lyme and fibromyalgia... My dad didn't want to sign the consent for it he thought he was going to be going on dialysis I said please dad sign it for P.J. (my son) when I said that he agreed.
We were at the hospital for 8 hrs my husband helped my dad use the urinal (what a saint of a husband I have) I was in severe pain and just kept biting my cheek cause I had to be there for my dad, his face was so relieved when he saw us and I told him I was at the other hospital for almost an hour they told us the wrong place and we were waiting for him there.
I saw my dad today he looked so cute and so much better, he saw me and blew a kiss , I kissed his forehead and said I love you, he said it back. I said you know I love you? he said yes , I said how do you know? he said Your always telling me and I can tell by the things you do for me (that was a special moment).
He was cold I got him a warm blanket and he said tuck me in (like I use to say to him when I was a little girl) he looked so cute all you could see was his head. I'll cherish these moments forever.