Update on My Aunt

My Aunt had surgery to repair her shoulder about 2 AM. She was alone waiting for the surgery and alone after it. She was alone early this morning when the ENT doctor visited her and said that she didn’t require surgery on her cheek. She was alone when she had a blood transfusion because her hemoglobin was very low.

My Mom arrived this morning to find her washed up and sitting up in a chair. She was told that the doctors would come in and talk to her about the surgery and about the blood problems but by the time she left around 4 PM no one arrived.

My aunt did get Physical Therapy today and walked a little bit. She wasn’t in much pain. We are grateful for that. Tomorrow is my day to stay with her. I will also be sure to visit the CEO’s office and make a complaint to get the ball rolling about her lack of treatment and all of the issues that occurred yesterday.

Thank you all for your comments and for your prayers and thoughts on Twitter. It means a lot to me.

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  1. Hey Connie, I hope your Aunt is recovering. Sounds to be a very stressful time for all your family. Thinking of you 🙂

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  2. I Hope your Aunt gets well real soon. I’m keeping you and your familu on my thoughts. Best Wishes.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  3. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery!

    It’s such a shame they left her alone all that time without giving her the necessary information on her own treatment. My friend had a baby about a month ago via c-section, and she was left alone for almost two hours afterwards. No nurses, no family was allowed in, no visits with the baby. I don’t know what these hospitals are thinking!

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  4. I am so sorry to hear what your Aunt is going through! I will send her lots of prayers……you too. Hang in there.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Hope she gets better soon. It’s not nice being ill, and having surgery over Xmas is just horrible. Pass on my Best Wishes

    Owens last blog post..Twas the night before Christmas

  6. Oh no!! That is so wrong of the hospital to just leave your Aunt alone! We are purraying for a speedy recovery and we hope you give the hospital a good talking too! Have a wonderful Christmas!
    Your FL furiends,

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  7. I will keep your aunt in my prayers. I hope that she will get better soon. I’m glad that she has family close by to be with her. Have a great Christmas!

    Sadies last blog post..Bare With Me!

  8. Waiting for doctors can be infuriating. They say they will come but are foten over a day late once you are in patient! In may experience it is really important for an older patient to have family monitoring them and pushing for things to get done.

  9. She is doing much better today Heather. But it’s awful not having her with us for the holidays.

  10. Thanks so much for caring Laura! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  11. Corrin, how terrible to hear about your friend. I did file a complaint today. I won’t let it slide either and will be sure to follow up.

  12. Paula, Thanks for your prayers. They mean a lot.

  13. You are so kind Samantha and Mr. Tigger! I did give them a good talking to.

  14. I’ll be sure to let her know of your concern Owen. Thanks so much.

  15. Yes it is good that we live close by and can be there to help her Sadie. There are so many people who are alone in this world. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. Vein, it is so true that older people need someone to monitor their care. It is also needed for anyone who is very sick and not aware of what is going on around them.

  17. Thank god she’s got you and family to come in, and yes I’d complain to everyone and everywhere over mis-treatment like that!!! Hope she gets well very soon, and the heck out of there fast!

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  18. She’s finally out of that horrible hospital Diane. She’s in a lovely Rehab Center that has caring staff.