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Old 01-04-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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Dad to hospital...

Dad's facility called me this evening for permission to take him to the ER as his hemoglobin levels dropped significantly and could be a bad sign with him being on blood thinners, possibly internal bleeding, but he was not in distress.

I need to meet them at the hospital with POA for healthcare, as dad is such a flight risk I know he will try to leave.

I don't know what the facility is asking of me - permission to try and extend his life or would they just leave him be otherwise? He has DNR orders, but he feels fine and all; something is obviously going on.

His regular Dr. is out of town, got the young Dr. not familiar with his case. Has anyone else had a facility call to ask permission?

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Old 01-04-2007, 07:02 PM   #2
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Re: Dad to hospital...

Dear Anna,

nothing like this ever happened to me, but I am thinking of you and your dad and praying for both of you tonight.



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