My 83 year old father can't stand hospitals, and we spent most of the day in A&E a few days ago and my dad was told after all the tests that he had serious pneumonia and needed hospital admission and IV antibiotics. He flatly refused and signed a form that he was rejecting this advice. They at least gave him some oral antibiotics, and he's not got any worse since. I did ask if he could get IV antibiotics at home from a district nurse, and they said there were complicated criteria that my father did not fulfil to get that. Is that it then? Is it no possible to get them even privately?
falstaff1980 · 22/04/2023 18:10
thanks for all the kind messages everyone, I will see if they do daily out-patient IVs and try to persuade him, the trouble is he's had bad experiences at hospitals and wants nothing to do with them. I do sometimes have dark thoughts that he actually wants this pneumonia to take him, he's got other health problems and these last few years he's not been able to do the things in life he always enjoyed.
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