Donna Becker: Medical care horror

October 14, 2013 

Thank you for the Oct. 8 news article “Study links stays in ICU to mental decline.” Our family recently experienced that with my husband when he was hospitalized for over a month.

When he was transferred from the hospital to a rehab center, it was to help him get stronger before coming home. Instead, the doctors and/or nurses began giving him his medicine sporadically and either missing dosages or cutting them back. He then started hallucinating, and the anti-psychotic medicines only made him worse. He had to be transferred back to the hospital. It took about five days to get him stabilized. He passed away only one month after coming home.

We need to have doctors and nurses be more diligent in dispensing medicine. Each patient deserves to be treated like an individual and not over- or under-medicated.

Donna Becker

Fuquay-Varina

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