Against Medical Advice. It’s been two years since this happened. Two years ago he was discharged against medical advice, David was discharged from the facility in another state because the insurance people who create the Certificate of Need decided that he wasn’t making any progress and needed to go home. This week, he will be discharged from a different facility. Not because of the Certificate of Need. But because the facility says he doesn’t need support and should be sent home. How can David continue to see the successes he has seen in care if he comes home to no support? Even David recognizes that he needs support. I don’t understand how so few can over power the recommendations of so many doctors. Bad Parent I am a bad parent. It’s a title my wife and I wear with honor. What makes us bad parents? We are fighting for the
Dear Uncle. I went to visit you in hospice center yesterday. It isn’t the first time I have been there. Each time, I wonder how I will find you. Will you be awake? Will you still be there? You look so small laying there, not like the farmer I knew who would tackle any job no matter how large. When I first arrived, as I quietly entered your room, I discovered that your roommate was out. You were laying there, and my first thought was that you had passed. Then I heard you inhale. You were just asleep. On one hand, I am relieved that you are still with us. On the other hand, I wish that your pain was over. As I went to sit in a chair, I figured you would wake eventually, and then we could visit. A nurse came in, making a ruckus and waking you.
Note: I do not have cancer. I am reposting a blog entry from a friend on a Dad Blogger group that I am a member of. He has cancer. For more information about Oren, his family, and their situation with his diagnosis, read the post. If you feel like making a donation, you can do so here: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/ytv4/give-back-to-oren If you have read this far, be warned, this is a powerful post. Bring kleenex. As always, thank you for reading. – Carl Here is the link to the post. Cancer | A Blogger and a Father. Tweet #fighting4answrs