My 92 year old aunt went into the hospital a week ago after a fall. No broken bones, but pain from a bruised hip. The doctors have run a lot of tests and scans, got her electrolytes back in balance, and everything looks very good at this point.
She doesn't seem to have any interest in getting out of bed. She refuses physical therapy, refuses to get into a chair to eat meals. There's always an excuse, like the PT came at the wrong time or the nurses must be too busy to help her to the chair. She's soiled the bed a few times but seems to find it funny that someone else has to clean it up. Today she's said she won't leave the hospital for rehab unless the nurses comply with a long list of demands (not happening).
Has anyone else run into this? She's starting to drive me a little crazy because she's calling me every two hours to ask me to run an errand or complain about something but she is showing no interest in her own recovery.