Remember when I wrote this post about how upset I was with the hospital the day of my mom's surgery?
I have come to the conclusion that there are some people in the health care profession that shouldn't be there. In the good old days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and I was a wee elementary school aged child, there was a thing called COMPASSION. I remember our doctor would make house calls. They cared about you. Even better, the nursing staff was wonderful.
Now don't get me wrong, there are a lot of nurses that will go over and above the call of duty. Like Kimberly at All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something. Here is a health care professional that was trying to help save someones life and got hurt in the process. Only to have the hospital where she worked make her life a living hell, and now is in constant pain from the back injury.
We need more people like her.
My mom was supposed to be FINALLY getting her hip ball and socket put back in today. It was cancelled. They have been giving her blood thinners since her last surgery and, oh my goodness, her blood is too thin to do the surgery. What? Really? Then why didn't you take her off the freaking cumin or cuminden or whatever the hell it is called a couple of days ago? Now my mom has to wait 5 more days.
Why is this a big deal you ask? Because, there are people in the health care field that shouldn't be. I don't even know why there are nurses anymore. From what I can see, the only thing they have to do is give out the pills and change dressings.
The rest of the care is now done by the CNA's. As in all things, there are good and there are bad. My mom has had her share of the bad, and it makes it a little bit worse because SHE HAS NO FREAKING HIP!!!!! What part of that do these health care providers not understand. It's like her leg is just hanging there. It hurts when she moves it. Why? Because it is pulling on all the muscles and tendons and such.
Another thing that is really truly bothering me. Health care providers are used to urine and poop. To them it is no big deal. Human anatomy and all that.
Most people have dignity and find this to be something they don't want to have people help them do. Especially their children. When you have to go, you have to go. When you don't answer the "call button" people will try to get there. This one CNA has been a totally rotten person when treating my mom. I wasn't there the last time, but my brother was. They pushed the call button and no one came. Finally mom sent him out to find someone. He came back and said, she said she couldn't come right now she was doing something else. My mom said, I have to go. We are not talking peeing people. She has come to the point that she will just do that in the depends if she has to. My brother had to help her in to the wheelchair, get her into the bathroom, help her get out of the depends and get on the toilet. FINALLY Miss Don't Bother Me With Your Bathroom Problems, came in and starting getting mad at my mom. "I can't just drop everything whenever you need something".
My mom has finally had enough. To her, it is one thing to have her daughters help her, but for her son to have to take part in something like this, totally upset her. She started screaming at the girl to get the hell out of the bathroom and never come back to her room. I'm sure the rest of the wing heard it. I am so upset right now. I feel it is my fault she is there. We picked this rehab place because it was close to me, and would make it easier for me to get there everyday. She told me she was glad I wasn't there because she knew that I would have been arrested, I would have blown a gasket. She is also pleading with me to not yell at people today when I go over.
I won't scream, I won't yell, I can't guarantee that I won't swear. I will talk to every administrator there today if that is what it takes.
It scares me to think that there are people there that don't have family members coming to help them. I'm not just going to be fighting for my mom's rights today, but every patient there.
I am very grateful for the staff that has been nothing but good to my mom and the other patients. They will get my respect, and my praises to the administrators.
The others, well, watch out. Dazee is on the warpath!