I canceled Dad's appointment with the Neurologist today. I found out from his snotty receptionist, one of the doctors ordered Dad to have a CT SCAN when he was hospitalized for his fall, after I specifically told them NOT TO! No doubt, it explains Dad's weird, garbled, drugged sounding voice, my sister and I were concerned about. We thought it was from the blow to his head when he fell.
When she told me, "Your Dad had a CT SCAN in the hospital and he did just fine."
I told her, "Excuse me, but YOU don't know my Father well enough to know if he was "just fine".
The neurologist wants to do ANOTHER CT SCAN to determine if Dad still has the bleed, before he will allow Dad's doctor to resume the blood thinners.
Dad's primary care physician's office finally called me back later last night, after I called his office four times yesterday. When his staff member called me, it was after 6pm. I had explained if I didn't hear from the doctor, I would cancel Dad's appointment today. I needed to hear back from them before 5pm, so I had already canceled the appointment.
The woman from his office told me the fall caused a clot that burst, so Dad basically had a stroke. NEWS TO ME! NEVER was told that information in that way before, nor had any of my family. We need to find out from Dad's doctor what risks are we faced with if we DON'T resume the blood thinners?
I have written the primary care doctor yet another email, with questions. I stated we would NOT reschedule the neurologist appointment until after we heard from him. Let's hope it motivates him to return my email or call me.
God help the defenseless...I pity all the patients in nursing homes who have no one to fight for them...