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posted ago by NegativeFeedback ago by NegativeFeedback +2255 / -3

I am beyond words. He was the best man anyone could have ever known. He would sleep in the woods on a hunt with virtually nothing so you could be warm. The lord gained a warrior today. I had to suit up in the armor of God for the family today to keep them all calm. The suit was light and the word from it was virtuous. God is the only way. Bless all of you and your struggles. May you find comfort in His word. We will all need HIM. God bless.

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BeefChucker 2 points ago +2 / -0

And she has textbook covid. Not the running nose faoe PCR test result

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Do_the_Math 1 point ago +1 / -0

The hospital did not test her, but made my sis and I test. We had to buy a test and take it in front of the security guard before we could see her. They said she doesn't have a respiratory virus and that it is congestive heart failure. Guess the throat infection had nothing to do with her nasal congestion and cough.

Fortunately, they do have her on oxygen and are giving her breathing treatments, but took her off the antibiotics. But she is not improving.

There aren't any monitors in the room so we can't see what is going on with her vitals like we are used to. Nurse said they have a heart monitor, and they check her vitals every four hours. This is not her usual hospital because she is visiting. Visiting hours are only 12-8 and are strictly enforced.

My sis took care of m FIL before he passed of CHF and she was always treated like his "head nurse". Sis knows how to work and read all the equipment, and was furious that the nurse hid the screen even after mom asked her to provide her information to her daughter. As soon as we get her out of this hospital, we will take her to her primary care care doctor. The CHF is new.

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BeefChucker 1 point ago +1 / -0

Why would they not test for covid? She can have chf and covid. This sounds like horrible care.

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Do_the_Math 2 points ago +2 / -0

Actually, now I am really confused because it turns out she is not suffering from Congestive Heart Failure. The diagnosis changed to pulmonary edema from a respiratory infection. The hospital says she was tested for COVID, but at this point, I don't believe them. They are short handed; both the security guard and mothers nurse did not show up for work yesterday, and supervisors were covering for them.

When we arrived, there was a 02 and pulse monitor, but she wasn't connected and the battery was dead. We plugged it in and plugged in the monitor, and put it on her finger. She did have supplemental oxygen, but still complained about difficulty breathing. 02 was 95-97, but kept dropping to 89-92. She had also only had one breathing treatment. When we asked about the breathing treatment and were told she refused a treatment, so we asked for a treatment. The respiratory therapist was wonderful and was the only one who updated us on the diagnosis. She also called the doctor for us to okay a Purewick catheter.

The prior shift had removed a catheter because it was not working right, and that is why they brought in the potty. She was too weak to use potty, so she refused Lasix the night before, and we suspect she was not given Lasix in the morning. Finally, the catheter was done properly and the pump was working, but she didn't produce anything all the hours we were there. So, again, do not believe she received Lasix that morning.

For dinner, they brought chicken fajitas that were loaded with salt, beans that were loaded in salt, and salad dressing that was also loaded with salt. Not appropriate for a heart diet. Anyway, we ran out and got her food.

I have a COVID test and I am going to test her when I visit today. There are tons of other viruses and bacterial infections that cause illness. I do believe that because she double vaxxed, they are not considering COVID. She showed up with classic respiratory symptoms, and ER told me that she was not suspected of having COVID while she was in the ER.

We are in Clown World.

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BeefChucker 2 points ago +2 / -0

Pulmonary edema could be as a result of CHF. As you described fever, difficulty breathing and loss of taste that sounded like covid, but obviously those first two symptoms are common with a multitude of things. She may very well have tested negative. If they let you see her then I would not push retesting. She is lucky to have y all. Good work getting her help when her o2 dips below 92

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Smudgerator 1 point ago +1 / -0

Stay with her at meal times or she will not get enough food. If you are not there go find her dinner tray to confirm how much she ate.