Are you ready for the next clueless doctor story? It is about my mom that happened today.
I got a call from a person called Miracle at the hospital she is currently–Miracle indeed. She is working in the hospital’s discharge department. She called to talk to me about my mother’s discharge from the hospital. I ask “you mean discharge as into the hands of God?” she says “what? No, a skilled nursing facility”
I say “Miracle, will you please do a miracle and read the records before you call me?” …
A couple of hours pass and I get a call from the palliative care nurse trying to get my mother to not die in the hospital because “we don’t like patients to die here.” I told her “I am very sorry you don’t like it. I don’t like that my mother is dying. It is your hospital’s error so she will die there. I give no authorization for transfer.” After some talk she agreed.
Then she tells me “your mom is receiving only morphine and Valium sublingulally” (meaning under tongue)… so I said “that is great. Now you are causing her great pain since all drugs end up in her lungs; her throat is paralyzed and cannot swallow”… she said “oops“… there.. the saga continues…
Just to let you know that hospital incompetence has no limit. I would not be surprised to get a discharge phone call after my mom is dead.
I am now looking for private autopsy. Amazingly the hospital autopsy person recommended that since, he said, that in the hospital all autopsy is biased for the protection of the doctors… finally a competent person but unfortunately only after death.