I am physically, emotionally and diarrahaealy exhausted.
I have spent the past 5 hours going between the 2nd and 4th floor of the community hospital visiting both of my grandmothers.
My dad’s mom has been in the hospital for over a week now. My mom’s mom was just admitted last night with heart attack symptoms.
I was very upset last night after seeing her. You have to understand my grandmother is the strongest, most amazing woman I have ever known. I could go on for hours why that statement is true… And to see her hooked up to tubes and looking very scared, it tore me up inside.
I’m very close to my grandma Wilma. She was my second mother growing up, I lived at her house. She taught me to cook and sew and how to be a strong woman who speaks up.
She also taught me so many wonderful things about God and how much he loved me.
I love her more than I could put into words.
Today when I got there to see her, the doctor was in with her and he said that she probably just had a pinched nerve and was going to send her home.
Oh. My. God. They had to hold me and my aunt back.
Last night, the doctor in the ER told her she had to stay because if he sent her home, she’d go home and die of a heart attack.
Now this jerk off is telling her it’s a pinched nerve.
Me and my aunt refused to let him get away with that, so he finally broke down and asked a cardiologist to come see her before he released her. Yeah, dumbass, that’s who should be seeing her in the first place. She’s had 3 small heart attacks. She was up all night with pain in her arm and chest and breaking into sweats when her chest would start hurting. She’s short of breathe, SHE’S 82 YEARS OLD.
Fucking pinched nerve.
I swear to God I wanted to kick his nards.
My mom told me to calm down, that’s he’s the doctor and he knows best.
Bullshit. He doesn’t care about her, he just wants to get her out of there.
Maybe I’m just too emotional, but I know my grandmother is not up all night with a pinched nerve. She has too high a tolerance for pain. If she went to see the doctor, it’s because she knew it was probably her heart and was scared.
I finally had to leave the hospital because my boys were getting restless and hungry and the cardiologist still had not seen her. So, I’m waiting for my mom to call when he gets there so I can make sure he doesn’t just blow her off like the doctor did.
As far as my other grandma, (granny) I think she’s not going to make it much longer and I’m ok with that. She’s 97 and lived a very full and good life and it’s time for her to finally rest…
I was right. The cardiologist said it is her heart. It is not a “pinched nerve” and he will not be sending her home. Infact, they might do surgery tomorrow.
Had we not challenged Dr.Pinched Nerve. Had we not raised hell, he never would have called in a cardiologist and my grandmother would be home right now, with a bad heart. I hope I run into that asshole tomorrow.