Just got home from Cali....I am exhausted. Two solid weeks of hospital,rehab,hospital,rehab,hospital. The rehab center was more of a rest home. Dont know how to explain it. But it was very sad. Dad is holding his own right now. He is back in the Hospital but who knows for how long. All I can say is they belong to a HMO, Kaiser and I have nothing nice to say about it. In a nut shell they added his age and health condition together and came up with not worth saving.
They literally discharged him twice before he was ready (with us filing complaints and fighting for him to stay) and both times he had more strokes. Length of time they kept him the first two times 4 days. Thats 2 days per stay. I went head to head quite a few times with doctors and filed many complaints. All that did was assure that he got worse care.
So for now I am regrouping while he battles pnumonia and yet another stroke. I needed to come and get love and hugs from my kids and WH. I will wait for the phone call to go back. I spent two good weeks with him. I will cherish those days. He didnt know who i was when I left. I wish to forget those days.
For heavens sake my friends GET your blood pressure checked and TAKE care of yourselves! My dads BP was so high it lead to Artillary Fibrillation ( I am sure I spelled that wrong) which lead to strokes and a nightmare I cant explain. Your families need you. I got mine checked when I got home and found its extremely high. While it is probably stress its something I will now monitor as this could be genetic.