I am going to write just a short blurb - will take the laptop to the hospital tomorrow and write more there - too tired tonight. They did not do the procedure to put a stent in today. When I got there, they had him ready -nothing eat or drink from 11:00 pm last night. Well - at 2:00 PM they still hadn't come to get him. After inquiring politely about things for 3 weeks now, I am afraid I lost it - went out to the desk in the middle of the unit and asked - loudly - for a patient advocate. Explained I felt they were trying to KILL - not CURE - my husband. I said a bunch of irrational things, and some very rational things, also. Well - my goodness - I should have done this 2 weeks ago, I guess. I got EVERYONE'S attention -doctor's, nurses, administration, dietary, and the patient advocate. Truthfully, I have been afraid to do this - with him at their mercy, he asked me not to make a fuss, and I was afraid they would take it out on him, but - it couldn't get any worse, anyway, and - I sure pray it helped. They were - I guess - just going to let him lay there - no food or drink - after he bled all day yesterday - for who knows how long - turns out they weren't going to get to him today - just hadn't notified the floor (they said). Employees came in to inquire about his welfare this afternoon that have avoided us like the plague prior to my tantrum. They told me it sometimes is 8:00 in the evening before they take them down. We are going to try again tomorrow - I hope my complaints get him an early morning appointment. I will wait until 11:00 to start my act. This should NOT be neccessary, but - whatever it takes is what I'll do.
That's all folks - walked to CVS (that's the only store within walking distance). I do my grocery shopping there! I bought myself a triple dip nutty buddy and ate it walking back to Family House. That made me feel a little bit better.