Saturday, November 20, 2010
Stroke - Day 4
We have spent the last three days watching my dad go from bad to worse. He is maintaining at worse with the realization that there is even worse than worse. So, this is where we stand for now.
The neurologist proved not to be the one for us. I said something like, "Not checking on my father's progress, or lack there of, and a lack of communication and courtesy toward the patient and their family is not like what Hollywood shows us..a sign of extreme intelligence and medical giftedness, but complete incompetence." Or, something like that. Apparently, it left quite an impression among the staff, as I have been told, in very hushed voices, my demand is warranted.
This morning brought a new neurologist and hope. This is good.
Dad ate a bit today - pudding and some chocolate milk shake. The girls visited him and LibbyLu laid her head on his chest. It has been an emotional day.