One of the nurses at the nursing home called to inform me Dad's doctor wanted him to see a Cardiologist outside the nursing home. Dad has been off two of his blood thinner medications since his fall.
We have never taken Dad outside the facility since admitting him. In fact, we have avoided it. To take him out, we must have a CNA with us, his wheel chair, and another person to help lift Dad. We need a family to go with him, or he gets paranoid and can turn combative. Mom cannot take him by herself.
I am disappointed his doctor did not contact me first, instead of just scheduling the appointment with no regard to availability for Mom or whomever will go with her. Mom does not return to California until the day before. It would have been nice if he would have called us first...
I sent an email to the family and one of my brothers may go with Mom. I will call tomorrow and find out where the appointment will be. I will also call Dad's physician and express our preference to receive a "heads up" BEFORE they schedule future appointments.