Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Who's on First?

After spending 10 hours in the ER last night, Dad was admitted to Lakeland. Yesterday, Mom called Dad's GI doctor to let him know that Dad had been having very high output for several days. The GI doctor told Mom that Dad needed to be admitted to the hospital to get the output under control and the best way to do that was through the ER. (if that is the best way, I'd hate to see the worst way) At this point, no doctors have even been assigned to Dad. He is simply in the hospital receiving IV fluids - which he does need. But, the whole point of him being there is to get the shots that slow down the output. Mom was going to call the GI doctors office direct this morning since they don't even have Dad scheduled for a GI consult today. So, while we appreciate the team of doctors that have worked very diligently with Dad, sometimes it becomes a bit of a maze trying to figure out who's on first. Mom is exhausted. It was 5:30am this morning before they got Dad settled in his room. And now she has to try to track down doctors to figure out who is supposed to be taking charge of Dad's care. The last few days have been pretty hard on Dad (Mom too). Dad is pretty frustrated and just wants somebody to do something. Right now, he is simply asking everyone to PRAY. We believe in God's plan, we are relying on HIS timing, but it sure is a bit exhausting and frustrating in the process. Dad is very much comforted by knowing that many are praying for him. Thanks!

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