My grandmother is back in the hospital with a compression fracture. She is in a great deal of pain and I have been waiting for a neurosurgeon consult to see if she can have a procedure that injects cement into the fracture. Patients have pain aleviated almost immediately. Instead, she's been laying in bed too muchin pain to sit up to eat or drink. She IS NOT receiving IV fluids which I have requested - she is diabetic and prone to UTI. I can see that she's dehydrated - lips sticking to teeth and foul breath. Her urine smelled concentrated to me last night. What is the hold-up? What can I do short of becoming a *****, which I'm sure some already see me as?