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Old 02-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #15
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Re: Catheters, Oxy, and Dementia...oh my!

I am not saying the doctor did wrong.
However, a doctor is not a caregiver so certainly he would depend on the family or caregiver to tell him that Dad cannot understand.

It is the issue of the awareness as well, but to defend yourself, one has to be with Dad. Uncle should be with Dad. Someone from the home care service should be with Dad.
Dad will tell you he is OK, but it is not true. Many times my FIL told my husband he was Ok and then minutes later, the caregivers would often call back for something.

Make sure someone is with him until you move him.

Hugs,
Nina