Dave was able to get my dad to the doctor today. It was suggested that he return to the hospital because he was running a fever again. Dave stayed with him all day – in the emergency room because there were no available rooms. They did more scans to check his brain, vascular test to look for blood clots and a few more. Fortunately all came back negative but his white bl0od count is high so they are keeping him there. Dave said my dad wouldn’t stop saying that he made a mistake and left too early. He thinks everyone is going to be mad at him. No one is mad. We are all relieved that he is back in the hospital getting the care he needs. It is truly the best place for him right now.
They spent HOURS in the ER. I had an doctor’s appointment for myself after school and after that, I went up to see him. He was still in the ER and waiting for a room. I recognized one of the nurses, MJ was her name. She had been my mom’s nurse while she was there. Dad thought that was a good sign. He was charming to all of the nurses – quite the different mood from when he was begging to leave on Wednesday. A few minutes after I got there, his transport arrived for his room. Dad said, I must have been the lucky charm. Maybe….
The real “sign” we noticed, as they wheeled him into his new room was one hanging on the wall.
That’s my grandma! The room was dedicated to her sister, our Aunt Dee! What an incredible coincidence. I know that made dad feel good. He called grandma to tell her about it. Now, we have to convince him to stay until the doctors and nurses think he is ready to leave – and not any earlier! I think he will listen this time! 🙂