|Update on Ted Fones: Aug 23|
|Written by Michael Fones|
|Sunday, 23 August 2009 20:37|
My father has had a rough road since breaking his hip August 11. He developed pneumonia in the hospital, had a second surgery to implant a stent in his neck, received his first dialysis through the stent, and today was moved to a new hospital.
My sister, brother, and I decided to move him, with his and my mother's permission, because of the terrible care he received in the first hospital. There were daily incidents that led us to no longer trust he was getting good healthcare - or even truly safe. I have a four page-long file outlining the problems we encountered with his care, and I'm not even finished with it. It has been a sad learning experience about the state of healthcare in this country, and I would recommend that if you have a loved one in the hospital that you be prepared to act as their advocate if they are unable to do so for themselves.
Thank you for your prayers for his recovery. Please keep them up!