Friday, January 4, 2008

Anger and Hope

Mom called around 1pm to say that my stepDad had gone to his cardiac rehab appt and the nurse there did not like what she was seeing.  Therefore she was taking, yes, taking him to the ER to be checked out.

Mom called back to say that they offered to admit him if he agreed, and he did, and run tests often.  Seems his heart enzymes were up a bit and an EKG showed some difference.  He will see a Doc Connoly on Sat and then Doc Holt (the last surgeon) on Sunday then possibly a cath on Monday.

Angry?  You bet.  This Holt doc is the one who before the latest bi-pass was reviewing the "wrong chart" and telling them all was "good" then his "ooops" when he realized "wrong chart".  Now here we are again, in the hospital, less than 3 months after the surgery. 

When your car is tuned up or the engine is replaced, don't you expect another 100thou out of it? 

I know stepDad has been back to his daily routine as much as possible knowing that they told him it wouldn't be a normal 6 weeks recovery...more like a 3-4 month one.  I also know that he has admitted to having 1or 2 cigarettes since surgery.

My Mom was hurt and furious at that one.  So were all us kids.

We are also ANGRY that this is sounding like malpractice and that our family is being HURT again by the fact that our Dad is suffering.  We expected the recent bi-pass to "fix" everything.

I can only HOPE that by Monday all goes well with the weekend tests and Monday's catherization.  I HOPE that this cath won't be like the last one --- leading to emergency surgery.

I HOPE and PRAY that all is well. 

2007 was not an easy year.  I so want 2008 to be GREAT!

X-roomie (who is a RN and a psychic as well) has said "doesn't sound good".  I don't want to believe that we could receive bad news.

 

18 comments:

peytonswater said...

Send your roomate to Ohio, I could use some entertainment and this way you won't have to hear anything! I hope he is okay, and I hope 2008 is a good year for you, you deserve it!
Love
Ang

garnett109 said...

my prayers are out to your dad and family

madcobug said...

Sending up prayers for your Stepdad. Helen

springangel235 said...

I am right behind Helen, sending lots of prayers for your Step Dad...and yes, I think we all want 2008 to be GREAT...I hope and pray it will for you and your family...hugs and love,
Joyce

chat2missie said...

I'm so sorry about your stepdad again!  Keeping him in my prayers everything straightens out.
Missie

fasttrack58 said...

Special thougths....
Linda...

imgr8phil said...

Lets hope the doctor on Monday reads the right chart or he may get his leg amputated or something.  Doctors can be such bozos.  Good vibes being sent your way and his.

Phil

deshelestraci said...

I hate that for your step dad!  Interesting that your roomie is psychic.  More on that please?!
Traci

lifes2odd said...

How scary! I sure hope X-roomie is wrong. Your Step-dad and whole family will be in my prayers! Love and hugs, Martha

cuteallison1980 said...

I do hope that everything will be ok for him.  You are all in my prayers and try to have a good weekend. : )

Allison

queeniemart said...

i am going to pray for him and pray pray pray that he gets better and that this is just a small bump in the road for him.
LOVE YOU
lisa

ndnhunny30 said...

I will keep your dad in my prayers hun! Keep thinking positive! I know all to well from my son about doctor's errors. They are human too, but try to get most of them to admit that. It is so frustrating.
Hugs, Robyn

emabecmar said...

I will add your dad in prayers. (((((hugs))))))
Cindy

xxroxymamaxx said...

Sending up prayers for your stepdad!

queenb8261 said...

Sending prayers for your Dad and all of you. Regardless of the outcome you need to speak with an attorney. Drs think they are God and do all they can to intimidate patients into thinking "oh it wasn't anything I did." I hope he can make a quick recovery and spank his hand for me if he even THINKS about abother cigarette. ;)

Hugs Barb  

eml625 said...

Good Lord, I pray that he is ok. Keep track of everything that is done and said to him, document everything, get copies of every lab test, and notes and what not...it's  HIS RIGHT.
prayers,
Ellen

gaboatman said...

I'll be keeping your stepdad in my thoughts and prayers.
Sam

cacklinrosie101 said...

Sheesh, that sure does sound like malpractice to me.  I'll keep your stepdad in my prayers.  I didn't know your roomie was an xroomie?  HUGS  Chris