My Dad had another COPD breathing episode brought on my a reaction to the drug Fosamax. He ended up in emergency and spent five days in the hospital.
I was fortunate in that I had the folder from his stay in January sitting on the spare room bed. We grabbed the folder and everything my brother needed to relay to the doctors was right there.
My Dad will probably have more of these little adventures as he ages. It’s got me to thinking that we should be better prepared. I am going to set up a little overnight bag with a few essentials he’ll need for his hospital stays. I’ll keep an updated list of his medication and doctor list in the bag too.
You hate to even think of someone having to go to the hospital. But, after two visits in three months, it’s a reality. Better to be prepared than to constantly be taken by surprise.