11:15am. Long story short. When I arrived at the facility yesterday around 11am the RT and PA were in the room. The RT had been having a problem with suctioning and the trach and was getting ready to call me. Bob was not in any distress and breathing okay but there was something going on with the trach that I felt the hospital needed to handle.I had them call EMT to take him to the emergency room. The hospital did replace the trach and treated him for a UTI and dehydration. At 5:15 the ER nurse said it would be 10pm before transport was available to take him back to the facility. They were keeping him suctioned and taking care of him so I headed to Frances’ picking up dinner on the way to her house. Al had already left Winston around 2:30 to come up here for the night. It was 11:15 when they called to let me know he was back to his room.
I stopped by this morning to talk with the head of nursing and the RT to make sure we are all on the same page. He was, of course, sleeping after the long day and night.
Just a placeholder stub for now, I may have some more on rats later.