I haven't been blogging this week and I have missed it and you!
It's been a crazy week.
Last Thursday, my mother-in-law fell and broke her pelvis in three places. She was in the hospital until Wednesday. It took that long for the hospital to read her MRI and figure out what the best plan was for her to recover. Surgery was an option, but one that should be the last resort.
The family chose to have her recover at home. First she needed to be transferred to a nursing facility for rehabilitation. Wednesday morning she arrived in her temporary home, which would be about a week. We were told the staff at the nursing facility would show her how to get up and down, move about and even shower in a safe and pain free manner.
That was until wednesday afternoon, at 4pm, when my MIL called me.
First, they didn't give her any of her heart medication or pain medication throughout the day. She had to ask for pain meds.
Second, the nursing facility gave her the wrong medication. Instead of a pain pill they gave her an antihistamine. Luckily it was nothing dangerous towards her health. Her pain medication is Tylenol 3. There is a '3' on the pill. A trained nurse would know this. A trained nurse should not have made that mistake!
Third, they were feeding her the wrong food. My MIL has a heart condition and must have a low sodium diet. When this was brought to the nurses attention, she insisted that my MIL was being fed the correct diet. We had to show her the dinner ticket to prove it was a 'regular' diet and not a 'cardiac' diet.
Let me tell you, I was VERY ANGRY!
Ridiculous! That night the staff was informed she was going home! It was arranged to have a hospital bed, wheel chair and walker put into their home.
Tomorrow she will be home, safe and sound!
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