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COVID end game stupidity #15277741 10/02/20
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Right now I'm just beside myself with rage over how my Dad's end is happening.

Doctors yesterday told me and my cousin (executor and POA) that Dad's 85 year old fighter pilot's lungs were too compromised for him ever to get off institutional high flow oxygen. So we both said, make him comfy.
I called to say goodbye, he was gasping and groaning, it was rotten.
So this morning, the hospital calls saying he's still gasping and groaning, but if we give him morphine his oxygen levels will go down. I say, he's a FENTANYL JUNKIE ALREADY, he's probably in full-blown WITHDRAWAL!
Oh, but we're not sure what he wants, they say.
THEN LET ME IN THERE, I WILL ASK HIM EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY KNOW AND HAVE TOLD YOU TWICE.
Oh, no, can't do that. Eff me, I'm already positive, asymptomatic for the last 11 days, WTH difference would it make either way? Give me a blue suit and a pair of gloves and I'll deal with it!
Oh no, can't do that.
So, I call my cousin to ask him to get out Dad's files and look for a directive. Thank God he found it, and Dad basically declared that when he's done, he's done except for comfort. Set them straight, finally.
Man, I still wish I could get in there, see if he's actually comfortable. Let the call come soon.

But the no visitor policy is facking insane. If Dad had known this was coming, he would have grabbed a 1911 the minute they told him he had COVID.


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Re: COVID end game stupidity [Re: Dave_Skinner] #15277748 10/02/20
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Terrible. Prayers sent.



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Damn Dave that's a ball of the pure [bleep] right there. Hope the old man is comfortable as possible


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Re: COVID end game stupidity [Re: Dave_Skinner] #15277769 10/02/20
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That is fuggin insane!

Im really sorry to hear what you're going through.

Maybe buy a set of scrubs at local medical supply store, wear a mask and just walk in to see him? I know sounds crazy.



Originally Posted by Dave_Skinner
Right now I'm just beside myself with rage over how my Dad's end is happening.

Doctors yesterday told me and my cousin (executor and POA) that Dad's 85 year old fighter pilot's lungs were too compromised for him ever to get off institutional high flow oxygen. So we both said, make him comfy.
I called to say goodbye, he was gasping and groaning, it was rotten.
So this morning, the hospital calls saying he's still gasping and groaning, but if we give him morphine his oxygen levels will go down. I say, he's a FENTANYL JUNKIE ALREADY, he's probably in full-blown WITHDRAWAL!
Oh, but we're not sure what he wants, they say.
THEN LET ME IN THERE, I WILL ASK HIM EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY KNOW AND HAVE TOLD YOU TWICE.
Oh, no, can't do that. Eff me, I'm already positive, asymptomatic for the last 11 days, WTH difference would it make either way? Give me a blue suit and a pair of gloves and I'll deal with it!
Oh no, can't do that.
So, I call my cousin to ask him to get out Dad's files and look for a directive. Thank God he found it, and Dad basically declared that when he's done, he's done except for comfort. Set them straight, finally.
Man, I still wish I could get in there, see if he's actually comfortable. Let the call come soon.

But the no visitor policy is facking insane. If Dad had known this was coming, he would have grabbed a 1911 the minute they told him he had COVID.


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Re: COVID end game stupidity [Re: Dave_Skinner] #15277771 10/02/20
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Sorry Dave.


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What a fugging joke.

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I agree the restrictions in hospitals especially for those that are at end of life is stupid as [bleep]. Prayers for all.

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i've heard of a few of those 'doesn't end well' deals...sorry to hear it


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Sorry you have to go through this


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It is a nightmare Dave I can personally attest. I know EXACTLY what your going thru.

Myself and my brother made the call to take Dad off the vent three weeks after he first test positive.

We were able to be there with him when he crossed though as thats the only time the hospital allows family in.

He did well for a week and a half then just crashed and went on the vent. They tried everything, Remdesavir, Antigen blood, steroids, etc.

I forced my Mom and Dad to fill out detailed advanced directives in 2017 the first time Dad had to receive long term convalesce care. All of us siblings got a copy.



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May the Holy Spirit hold and comfort and deliver him.


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Prayers sent Dave, sorry to hear. My Dad passed from cancer in 2018 at home with us and we made him as comfortable as possible at 90 years old. Most of the older generation were hardier than we are.


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Man, really tough to read these stories. You guys have been through too much.

None of this should've happened as it did, the evil that brought this all to pass is stunning.

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Sorry to hear this news. Prayers on the way.


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Re: COVID end game stupidity [Re: Dave_Skinner] #15277952 10/02/20
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I’m so sorry for the way this is going.
Hope you can get your dad’s wishes followed!


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I am sorry about the hurt, frustration and anguish you are experiencing - not at all the way it should be when you are trying to give the best farewell for a loved one. He, you and your family are in my prayers.


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Stay strong during this difficult time.

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Very sorry you, and your father, have to suffer at the hands of the bureaucracy. Do your best to make sure he's as comfortable as possible. Prayers with you.

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Prayers sent.......... My dad used to say something about how he'd rather live a long life and have all his kids at his funeral versus having to attend the funeral of one of his own kids.

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