Monday, September 21, 2015

Hospital Idiots

My mom is still in the hospital. She looks a whole lot better than she did four weeks ago, but the antibiotics for the blood and bone infection are taking their toll. 

But that isn't the idiotic part.

Last night at 12 o'clock midnight Mom called the nurses' station to say that she could not sleep. And what did the nurse do? She gave Mom a bath! Not a warm luxurious bathtub bath, but a cold air-conditioned hospital room "spit bath." 

Mom said that woke her up and then she really couldn't get warm and rest.

Hospital Idiots!


Janie Junebug said...

That is idiotic. When I worked in the nursing home, I couldn't believe how many assistants bathed people with cold water and a wash cloth. So frustrating. The middle of the night, when it's quiet and most patients are asleep, is the perfect time to give someone a true bath.


Mrs. Micawber said...


So glad she's improving, though.

Tracey Radford said...

How crazy! Beggars belief really. Though very glad to hear your mum is doing better.

Joanne Noragon said...

Are there no hot blankets in all this hospital?

Linda said...

You have to live down here in Louisiana to even get an idea of how hot it usually is even in September. Most folks don't own winter coats or warm blankets, since they never need them. We are probably the only owners of woolen blankets in our area, and we chill down the airco to use them. ;) Linda

Carla from The River said...

Sorry to hear about the idiots.
I am happy she is getting better.
Sending her a HUG and you a HUG!