Long post - My dad has kidney failure and recently had a decline in his kidney function. He went to the ER a few times - which upsets me because no one seemed to care that he was in the er 3 times in one week- and finally admitted the 4th time. He tested positive for Covid too - which I think he probably caught in the ER or in the ambulances he was in. It also turns out he broke his wrist from a fall, but was so out of it that he couldn’t communicate that until he got transferred to a rehabilitation hospital. They finally were getting him more motivated and feeling better with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech therapist. By the time I was allowed to see him he could shower and dress by himself. But now he has some unexplained internal bleeding that is more than the rehabilitation hospital can deal with. He’s had 3 blood transfusions and no improvement in lab work. Blood in stool also. So maybe a gi bleed. They transferred him to a regular hospital- luckily not the one that missed the broken wrist - and to the Covid unit. So now he’ll be there for who knows how long, I can no longer see him, and he will no longer be getting any therapies. I’m worried he will regress physically - he was barely able to walk 10 feet even with a walker at rehab - with his motivation and also his mental capacity. We were seeing his mental abilities improve, but he had trouble sorting pills and using a calculator. Lying in bed all day for a week is going to really hurt him instead of helping. Yes, he’s too sick for the rehab facility but isolation may see him declining fast. I’m worried. I’m going to check on him tomorrow and hopefully do POA paperwork before it’s too late. I hope he’s staying positive.
Thanks for reading all of that. Thoughts?