Update On Uncle
Thursday, May 08, 2014
My uncle was moved from the ICU yesterday to the cardiology wing of the hospital in his own room. They have taken him off of the pain meds because it was making him loopy and not making much sense when he spoke. They also have a in-rom nurses aid at all times to make sure he doesn't get out of bed or rip out his IVs again. We still haven't talked to the Dr. since we've been visiting and it's really starting to upset me. The nurse he had last night was completely useless and rude. She couldn't even answer a simple question without saying "I don't know" So you don't know if he ate today? You don't know what the results were of his PET scan? Can't even tell me what a PET scan is? Why was "insulin" written on his plan actions for the day? She said I don't know to everything and said to come during the Dr's rounds between 9 and 11... I'm sorry but that is not acceptable! She was a bit rude as well which I didn't appreciate and not even bothering to listen to a request my uncle made about needing to use the restroom.... Some nurses shouldn't be tending to the elderly and some really shouldn't be a nurse at all.
Got the first bill from this fiasco from the ambulance from our city requesting $2,700 so I called them to give them my uncle's medicare information. Medicare should cover $2200 of it but will not cover the 1 unit of oxygen they gave him or the "extra" ambulance engine that we didn't even ask for or request.