I have been away for a time as their have been some issues going on that have kept me away.
My mother was hospitalized New Years Eve with congestive heart failure and I have been taking care of her affairs pretty much since then. Things were scary for a time but now things are looking great.
It seems pneumonia was a major catalyst and recent tests have shown her heart gaining strength steadily. While in the hospital she was on oxygen and could barely walk.
She is now back to her volunteer work and cantankerous ways and I'm thrilled.
Four days ago my wife was hospitalized with what seems to be a kidney infection that got out of control. My wife has severe ruematoid arthritis and takes medication (remicade) via infusion that lowers her immune system.
Due to some very unprofessional efforts from her doctor's office they delayed even seeing her for four days when she called in complaining of symptoms and then when they ran tests didn't do anything to pursue getting the results.
As my wife is high risk they really dropped the ball and the lady who was rude and unresponsive to my wife wasn't remembering the facts quite well at all.
I visited the doctors office and had a sit down with her and her employee came in apologizing profusely. I pretty much let them know I felt they were to some degree responsible for my wife's hospitalization. This prompted a visit by the doctor to the hospital as she tried to explain things. It was quite sad listening to her.
People have been telling us to take action but I think we'll file some sort of complaint and change doctors.
I've been a bit lax watching my eating and need to get back on track.
I was new, then gone, and am now back again! I missed being here and hope to to participate a bit more as things settle down.
I won't mention I have a head cold! :) God bless! Allan
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