I should have gone along with my mom to her Doctors appointment yesterday. I knew I should. I left a message with his nurse regarding concerns I had, and he did call me later to let me know his thoughts. He thinks she needs to be in the hospital for more thorough dialysis because she’s retaining way too much fluid. They try to keep a constant of how much they remove with each dialysis treatment, but her stint in the hospital in October got her off track.
Apparently she said no. He talked to my dad and he “shook his head” so I told the good doctor that I would see what I could do, because if I’d been there I would have said yes, put her in the hospital and get this problem under control. I don’t know why her doctor made it “optional” except for the fact that she would qualify for home health care.
Now she is going to undergo four hours of dialysis for five days. It may make a dent but its not going to fix it. My dad is at his wits end hauling her to dialysis with the wheelchair and having to help her get around so much. I think not only for her health but her safety, she really should be in the hospital.
Trying to be the voice of reason sucks.