The nursing home called me today to inform me Dad has a blister in between his nipples on his chest. He had scratched it and it bled. They cleaned it out and put sterile bandages on it...
My unanswered question to her was, HOW IN THE HECK DID HE GET A BLISTER ON HIS CHEST!?
She had no clue.
My sister in law emailed me after I sent out the email to the family about the call. She told me her Dad, who had Alzheimer's, had some auto immune disorder called Bullous Pemphigoid Blisters, which can only be diagnosed if a biopsy is done on the blister.
I called the nurse back and asked if she had checked his entire body for more blisters. She assured me they had, and will continue to keep an eye on him. If took me two hours before she finally called me back. Talk about exasperating!!!
Any of you wonderful nurses out there, following me, ever heard of that?