David, I'm always so out of it when I'm in the hospital post-surgery, that I can't remember much about my time there. However, I suspect that Mayo would not leave medications for me to take, either. I did experience that in the rehab center after hip revisions. I had to take a medicine cup full of pills early in the morning, which made me vomit. After this happened 2 consecutive days, I asked if I could eat breakfast first. They agreed and would just leave the meds on my tray. I would take them after eating, with no further vomiting episodes.
With them leaving his Lactulose without seeing him take it, I agree that it was lazy nursing, which also probably saved them time...maybe 10 min. or so if they did this with every patient.
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