My father-n;law was very sick all last week. It got so bad, we tried to get him up to take him to the hospital on Friday, but ended up having to get an ambulance. He went to our local hospital where they did X-rays and such, but he needed a CT Scan which they didn’t do. So they sent him to another hospital in Quebec for that scan. They found an intestinal blockage, but due to his heart problems, couldn’t do anything for him, so on Saturday he was sent to the hospital in Montreal where his Cardiologist is.
During that transfer, everything was lost. His clothes, his bag of stuff, as well as his file and the CD of his CT Scan! Would you believe that they couldn’t even e-mail a digital file over from one hospital to another? To get the CT Scan in a timely manner, we ended up driving from downtown Montreal out to a hospital an hour away to get the CD, and bring it back. So on Sunday, we spent a total of 6 hours just driving!
This afternoon he is getting a stent put into his lower intestine to hold him open. Then we have to wait for his heart valve transplant, and for him to get healthy again, before they operate on the blockage. Right now, we have no idea as to how long he will be in the hospital. It is a 2 hour drive, both ways for us, and we are traveling every day. In fact, I’m about to leave shortly and head in. We probably won’t be back home until late this evening.