Comments: Shouldn't I Have a License for This?

Bou - Been in exactly that same situation recently with a good family friend, who is much younger than your dad but who has serious weight and health problems. Cellulitis can be nasty! I had no idea how disoriented an infection like that can cause someone to become. I was worried that our friend had had a stroke or something ... she was confused and her leg was swollen, red, and weeping. She only consented to going to the doctor because she had fallen and couldn't remember how it happened.

Posted by PeggyU at June 8, 2010 02:50 AM

Peggy- And our story just gets better and better. As we're trying to track down how he got cellulitis, which led me to taking off his shoe and sock, looking for some sort of sore on his foot,anything, we were getting pretty much nothing. Finally in the hospital he tells me that some old man in a wheel chair got pissed off at him and continually rammed him in the shins with the food pedals. Essentially we're talking... assault, right?

So there is so much wrong here, Edema for a week throughout his arms and legs, that NOBODY does anything about at the facility other than to say, "Your shoes are really hard to put on", a maniac in a wheel chair that rams him so hard that the edema gets worse and he gets cellulitis, and where were the people who work at this place as all this happened?

I finally took pictures with my cell phone and I emailed them to my sister in law in Jersey who is beside herself pissed off and would be down here right now except she had hip replacement on Wednesday and I told her to stay put... she doesn't need to be anywhere she could get infection. I'm having to hold myself back from going to the facility and reaming someone out... its going to happen... I just don't know if it will be today.

Posted by Bou at June 8, 2010 06:51 AM

I'd suggest an email with photos attached to that 'care' facility... with copies to his doctors and their legal department. What a horrible thing for that poor man to go through!

Posted by Jean at June 8, 2010 09:03 AM

Someday I will write about my FIL and his health issues.

I am at the point of giving up, not caring, etc.

Because he won't listen to me (and I've been right everytime about his problems, but he still won't listen) because I am a women.

This man is so chavanistic that he is putting his health at risk because he won't listen to anything a women or foreigner (including doctors) has to say. Nor will he question anything a doctors says/does to him.

He's like a blind sheep.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 8, 2010 11:19 AM

Hmmm... if you email the pictures this gives them time to cover things up... just my way of looking at it. I'd print them out and bring them along. You've got the hospital records on his condition when he was admitted - this is the physical evidence to get their attention.

As for me... I'm gonna pray that you can hold off from wreaking some well deserved havoc on the place. heh.

Posted by Teresa at June 8, 2010 11:27 AM

Am I wrong for thinking you should get your FIL some shin guards and sharp-toed shoes ... and tell him to kick back?

Posted by PeggyU at June 9, 2010 10:56 AM