Saturday, May 24, 2008

Four Days in Hospital

Mike seems to be doing OK, although I'm concerned. The doctor reduced Mike's medicine that he needs for his seizures, which was the exact reason he's in the hospital in the first place. I'm not quite sure what that's all about.

It's the same nonsense though. When Mike is at home, he's usually in bed by 8pm. At the hospital, he doesn't get his last medication until 9pm and it's REALLY difficult to get it down. His body is so tired by then. Each time in the hospital, I address this issue with his doctor and try to change the time he gets it, but apparantly the time patients get their medicine is written in stone and cannot be changed. And God forbid you need anything around 7pm when the shift changes. Anywhere from 6:30 to 8:30 is useless. Mike is supposed to have a "one to one" from 9pm-9am. Tonight we left around 9:10 and the person wasn't there yet. Mike's room is all the way in the back of the floor away from everyone. He can't speak for himself. It's so difficult to leave him not knowing if and when the PCA will show up.

As usual, I get so frustrated by the OBVIOUS mistakes and carelessness of the staff at the hospital. The sad part is that the hospital he's in is one of the better hospitals in our area. Can you imagine being in a bad hospital????

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