HOSPITALIZED PATIENT REFUSED LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS AND VENTILATED WITHOUT FAMILY’S PERMISSION
In Hospital, Male Patient’s Pressed Call Button Ignored, Left on Bed Pan for Over an Hour, Never Given Razor, Toothbrush or Checked for Pressure Sores
This is an account by a wife whose husband was hospitalized for Covid on January 22, 2022.
My sweet husband was a kind hearted, loving man. He always wanted you to know he loves you and sees you. He is a man’s man. I used to say he was my James Bond. He was good at everything and an amazing piano player. He was a Captain at United Airlines for over 30 years. He was a special man that made everyone feel so loved and wanted. Between us, we have 7 children and 11 grandchildren.
My husband was a healthy and strong man. If he could have taken care of himself, he would have. The treatment he was given or the lack thereof were not called for. He was neglected by the nurses in the hospital. They did not respond to his button pushes until I would call and tell them my husband needed them. He was given nothing for his hygiene care. He developed a bed sore they knew nothing about until the skilled facility he was transferred to temporarily took photos of it and sent it to the hospital. He was denied any medications that could save his life.
My husband was not given a toothbrush, a hot towel to wipe his face, a razor to shave, and he was not checked for bedsores, which he ended up getting a week into his stay. He was left on a bed pan for over an hour before the nurse came to help him. He was not given lotion for his dead skin that he developed being in the hospital. They did not listen to our request of no ventilation and made the call against our wishes.
My husband’s life meant so much to many. We all miss him terribly. Thank you for listening to our story.
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