The doctor also strongly urges that we put Mom on hospice then another says maybe not.
My sister and I were told by a doctor at the hospital she was in ICU at that she had absolutely no kidneys left and that even if we kept her on dialyses her chances of living past 6 months were not there. he suggested we put her in hospice and give her all she needed to be comfortable and let nature run it's coarse. so this was on a Saturday and they had just finished the last treatment that evening. We talked with her and she agreed to do the hospice but wanted to do it at home. We all agreed and went with that plan. My sister and i came home and rushed to get the apt ready for her to come home. We knew it would probably take a bit being it was the weekend then the stress really began because we really hoped we could get her home before her non kidneys and no treatments took her before we could get home. Then come Monday I finally get an assessment by a provider to get the ball rolling and I go to the hospital and we have the talk with her again presenting her the option of staying on the treatments and maybe living a bit longer but in a nursing home away from family and on a machine every other day which she already hated anyhow...or to quit the treatments and come home and die as she wanted to with help and meds for comfort. She asked how much time would keeping up with the treatments give her...I again told her what the doctor had said and she said ok let's do the hospice. Now mind you this woman is only 68 years old...
Then after we have all the papers signed and plans made i was on my way home to wait for the equipment to be delivered when i get a phone call from a different doctor that said he had been caring for her since she got there and that maybe we should know that he had seen an improvement in her that day and that maybe she could last a few years MAYBE on the dialysis and to consider that before having her discharged.
The first doctor had no doubt in his mind that she would not last the 6 months...we made our decision based on that. now this doctor says well maybe we were wrong...?
Do they not understand what they have done to this poor woman by blaintenly giving her a wrong prognosis and making this already insanely difficult situation just that much harder?
Should I seek out legal counsel on this? I feel I should. This kind of mistake is just plain unprofessional. And sadistic.