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Sunday, June 10, 2012

" Advocate..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspirational Monday)

"Guest-blogger Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst N.Y. and has worked in the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years..." She talks about her father's medical condition and how the elderly are treated...Enjoy...
ADVOCATE…ADVOCATE….ADVOCATE….CHILDREN FOR YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS
 
I have just spent a grueling week of advocating for my 92 yr. old dad who has been in the hospital with some serious medical issues. I can’t count the number of phone calls and hospital surprise visits that I have made to make myself heard. Why do some doctors look at the elderly and just treat the symptoms and not the cause. AMONG his several medical symptoms, my dad has pancreatitis…from where, we have no idea and neither did the Doctor. IT TOOK GREAT CONVINCING TO EVEN HAVE HIM BRING IN A SPECIALIST to let him take a look at dad and run some tests so we could have some answers. It really comes down to this…..

If you question a Doctor as to
 his medical protocol and he resists and gets offended….get another doctor!!
Any professional that takes offense to your concerns and requests is not worth having.
 

Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen, Publisher

4 comments:

KimoRosen said...

Judy, your a wonderful daughter, your father must had done something right to wind up with you as his daughter. Healing thoughts(mishabarack) and prayers going out to Burt, Aloha and Amen!

Judith Whitehead said...

Judith whitehead said via facebook;"Thanks Jimmy...I'm afraid the road is only beginning....a new chapter starts this week."

KimoRosen said...

one step @ a time...

Judith Whitehead said...

"It does suck to be old....if you dont have your health."