My 93 year old mother still lives in the house I grew up in. My wife turns up every week for shopping, running the laundry etc. I turn up to do maintenance mow grass, clear snow, etc., and we call her every night to be sure she's ok.She has multiple health problems - heart, kidneys, diabetes but is mentally sharp and determined to stay in her own home as long as possible. Aside from stays at our house for holidays, etc. we take her in here from time to time after she's been hospitalized for one thing or another. Two years ago we moved her to our house for a few weeks because she was having recurring bouts of nausea and intermittent times when she was not her usual lucid self. She'd been to her own doctors and had had a brief stay in the hospital and was then sent home. She thinks her primary care doctor is wonderful. But even prior to this my wife and I concluded he was lazy and poorly informed -- I'm struggling to say politely what I really think.
Two days after taking her to our house she woke us up at 4 a.m. She was extremely nauseous and was also not very lucid. My wife and I were thinking stroke or heart attack. We had the ambulance take her to our local community hospital - which is not her own hospital. Over the next couple of days the hospital staff doctor reviewed all her meds adjusted doses and took her completely off at least one of them. She very quickly returned to her normal self - no more nausea and perfectly lucid. This even though she only weeks before been in her local hospital had follow-up appointments with her own doctors. Fortunately the staff doctor at our community hospital looked at her with no predetermined opinions about
her medical conditions or treatment and what he saw was a needless jumble of medications.
Post Edited (Bohemond) : 10/27/2018 1:40:41 PM (GMT-6)