So, I have posted before about my friend Richard, and his youngest son that does not like me. For the past two weeks, Richard has been declining rapidly. We saw his Geriatric Doctor at the beginning of August, got him into physical therapy but he has not been able to do much. Last night he called me at 2 am and said he was lost, did not know where he was, and could not move. He also pushed his fall button. I drove over as quickly as I could, paramedics had come but he refused to let them do anything, so they left. When I got here he was slumped sideways in his chair and still confused. He wanted to get into bed, but could not stand up at all. I told him he needed to go to the hospital. He resisted, "They never do anything and it costs me a hundred dollars" I told him I wold pay the ambulance, that he really needed to go. Called them, they took him, today he has been admitted. Initially all they found was mild pneumonia and his blood sugar was off. I called his niece, brother and sister and let them know, asked the brother to contact the youngest son. Hospital then started having issues, confusion came back, he refused medication. They needed to do an MRI but did not know who to call for permission. I do not have POA. So I told them Tyler was his son, Jim was his brother, told them they should contact one of them. Tyler is now talking to the doctor, sending out updates to family members - but not me. I am getting info from the niece. I spoke to his nurse, and to him directly, but was not told of other decisions and issues. I am worried that even if he gets better, Tyler will stick him in the cheapest SNF he can find and bar me from even visiting, then go after ME because I was helping take care of his bills and grocery shopping, with Richard's full consent, but I did not have any legal documentation to do so.