Dad’s going home today! He’s survived a lobectomy coupled with some of the most horrid care one can receive in a healthcare facility.
It’s a shame that people go to school, spend hours upon hours training, and sign up to care of others who need the support & compassion of a good caregiver only to ignore their patients nearly killing them in the process.
If you don’t like your job and a person’s life is in your hands, quit. Simple. Quit. Find something else to do. Not liking your job isn’t a failure unless you kill someone in the process. I know I’m being dramatic. But my father almost died because he had a group of nurses who didn’t give a shit.
He’s going home today!
I haven’t had the opportunity to talk to him in a few days. My daughter got to speak with him last night for a few minutes. She tells me he sounds like his old self except for a bit of hoarseness. She tells me his short term memory has returned. She tells me he has no pain. She tells me he is ready to be home… I don’t blame him one bit. Back to the comfort of his own home, safe and secure. Sleeping in his own bed, wearing his own clothes, the ability to step outside and see nature. He hasn’t been outside in 10 days.
It’s a good day.