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Old 02-03-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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He is on a 6 month visit schedule with our PCP and his next appointment is in March. He has declined significantly since the last appointment. I have sent a message to her just today.
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Generally, that means that you take him in every six months for routine checkups. You should always take him in sooner for an in person examination whenever you see problems.

Call 911.

My husband has had a variety of health problems. There have been times when he had just visited a doctor a few days earlier and his health had deteriorated enough that I needed to take him to the emergency room or call 911.


Heck, this fall there were two occasions when he had just been released from the hospital (once four days earlier, and once 36 hours earlier) and I needed to call 911 and he needed to readmitted to the hospital.

 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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You may also try writing things down if you are, understandably, feeling overwhelmed.

You could try a script like this:

"My husband is a 56 year-old cancer survivor, and he's bleeding from his mouth and nose, but he's so cognitively impaired and depressed that he has been refusing treatment. I'm afraid that he is rapidly deteriorating, so he needs to be transported to an ER."
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I'm going to do this tomorrow.

That is a good idea.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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You may also try writing things down if you are, understandably, feeling overwhelmed.

You could try a script like this:

"My husband is a 56 year-old cancer survivor, and he's bleeding from his mouth and nose, but he's so cognitively impaired and depressed that he has been refusing treatment. I'm afraid that he is rapidly deteriorating, so he needs to be transported to an ER."

That sounds like a good description of the situation.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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My husband has had a variety of health problems. There have been times when he had just visited a doctor a few days earlier and his health had deteriorated enough that I needed to take him to the emergency room or call 911.


Heck, this fall there were two occasions when he had just been released from the hospital (once four days earlier, and once 36 hours earlier) and I needed to call 911 and he needed to readmitted to the hospital.
Good that you stay on top of things! I sometimes wonder if some people, not necessarily the OP, often hesitate to take loved ones in when they should because they are afraid of being a "burden?"
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I have had to take him to the ER many, many times for everything from low blood pressure/fainting to neutropenic fever. I have spent up to 36 hours in a metal chair in the MD Anderson ER. I have never had to call 911. It looks like it is getting to that point.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:51 PM
 
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I have had to take him to the ER many, many times for everything from low blood pressure/fainting to neutropenic fever. I have spent up to 36 hours in a metal chair in the MD Anderson ER. I have never had to call 911. It looks like it is getting to that point.

While people should not call 911 when it is not necessary, there are times when it is necessary to call. This appears to be one of those times.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Call 911.
Refuse to take him home from ER.
They will admit him for FTT, deconditioning, have PT see him, and possibly place him.

That being said, they cannot force him to do anything he doesn't want to do.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 10:10 PM
 
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Yes, I suppose so. I am so very tired.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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Call 911.
Refuse to take him home from ER.
They will admit him for FTT, deconditioning, have PT see him, and possibly place him.

That being said, they cannot force him to do anything he doesn't want to do.
What is FTT and deconditioning?
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