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Update on dad

August 5th, 2006 (06:13 pm)

current mood: exhausted

Well dad called us from the Hospital and said that he was sitting in a regular chair and he felt alot better today.

And then all hell broke lose when mom and I showed up to see him.

The first thing to happen was that not 5 minutes after we got there that dad's IV comes out and he starts to bleed like a stuck pig,his Nurse puts in a new one and everything is fine.

Then he tries to chew the gum he was told by his Dr.to chew to keep the saliva going only to have it get messed up in his dentures. So one of the staff unhooks him from some of his tubes so dad can fix his teeth in the bathroom.

Then when dad wants to get some ice chips mom goes out to get some for him only to trip over a cord hanging off the end of his bed....and ends up on the floor under the other bed in the room (she skinned her knee and the inside of one of her arms, and even though she said it did not happen I saw her hit her head on one of the bed wheels.)

So someone must have heard me yell "MOM are you OK?" because all of a sudden there is like 6 people in the room checking mom over, asking her if she wanted to go to the ER or have an X-ray done, but she just said no.

Then just before we are set to leave I noticed that one of the tubes that was removed so dad could brush his teeth was never plugged in again (this tube drains everything out of his stomach so he can heal faster(I guess,)so dad calls the Nurses station and tells them what happened, and they said that someone would be right there.....15 minutes pass and no one came.He calls again and they said sorry we will have there soon....it was another 10 minutes before someone should up to hook the tube back in again.

So if something is going to happen .....it is best to happen at a hospital.


Posted by: pisces227 (pisces227)
Posted at: August 6th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)

Sometimes hospitals are not a safe place to be!! What a day..

Posted by: jedi40 (jedi40)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)

Well if mom whould have been looking down at her feet she would have seen the cord and nothing would have happened to her.

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