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    Hospitals

    My only recommendation - avoid them at all costs.

    Prior to dmil's death. Ambulance ride to ER, ER to room, room to ICU, back to room for one day - discharged to rehab center - next morning back to ER by ambulance,
    to regular room, to ICU, to mortuary. 14 days of a roller coaster ride.

    Abdominal pain - emergency surgery - 5" intestine removed, infection, body in shock from infection, kidney's shut down, death.

    When the ICU doctor comes to her room, she was surrounded by her children. 3:00 in the morning, she is near death, room light is dim. Doctor barges in flips on the
    lights and - and I kid you not said, "sorry I am late, I was attending to someone who actually had a chance of surviving". Makes some adjustments on her IV's dips
    to make her comfortable, removes respirator and says "she probably will not regain consciousness, only about 6% do". Yep, she did - eyes pop wide open, frightened
    by all the family there, unable to talk, passes within the hour.

    Doctors may be use to death in the ICU, but I suggest they take some empathy training.
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    My sympathy to you and your family!

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    That's horrible in so many ways. I'm so sorry.

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    I am so very sorry for the passing of your dmil.

    As a RN I am appalled and embarrassed by the behavior of the Dr. I myself have never witnessed such crass and disrespectful behavior. My #1 charge as a RN is to advocate for my patients. When the dust has settled a bit from the shock and initial grief, I encourage you to either call the patient relations department or write a letter telling them of this unacceptable behavior. The behavior will be addressed.

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    Wow, my condolences on experiencing any and all of this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    I am so very sorry for the passing of your dmil.

    As a RN I am appalled and embarrassed by the behavior of the Dr. I myself have never witnessed such crass and disrespectful behavior. My #1 charge as a RN is to advocate for my patients. When the dust has settled a bit from the shock and initial grief, I encourage you to either call the patient relations department or write a letter telling them of this unacceptable behavior. The behavior will be addressed.
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    My condolences on the loss of your mil.

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    So sorry for you and the family to be treated in that manner. Not to mention your dmil. Last hours/moments should be better than that, for the patient and the family.
    "Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in the midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free." Leonard Cohen

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    Gregg, that is horrible. Please report his actions so no one else has to go through this. They say your hearing is the last to go so she probably heard it.

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    My condolences, Greg, both on your DMiL's passing and on the lousy way it all went down.

    I definitely would report that doctor. How insensitive to everyone involved!
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    My condolences to you and your family. I agree - please report this to the hospital administrator. That is unacceptable.
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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