Dad was in the hospital for 3 months, waiting to be placed in a Nursing Home. While in the hospital he developed some sort of infection, and a fever then was put in ICU with heart problems which apparently was caused by the infection and fever. I was told by the nurses that his blood work showed an infections somewhere in his body. Dad's fever broke and his issue with his heart was resolved by medication. Dad was admitted to a Nursing home a month later with apparently an open wound on the bottom of his foot. That was in November ...I started receiving calls from the nursing home that his wound on foot was getting worse and that the Dr had ordered medicine.
Well in December I was informed that his foot was turning black and it has an odor. Next step was to scrape the dead skin around the sore they also put him on another round of antibiotics. Now he has stopped eating and takes in little fluids I was told that his foot would have to be amputated.
Dad has a Living Will that states he is not to have any medical intervention.