Wednesday, 15 August 2012
We are home.
It was 104 degrees in the city and by the time we got to the VA Medical Facility in the city. Got Td into the building all right and up to the lab to get his blood work. The ac was working and he was beginning to feel better than he did in the car on the long, hot, bumper to bumper, traffic getting there.
While he was sitting in the waiting room after he got done giving blood, the AC in the building blew. We sat there for almost 40 minutes with the sun blaring in the windows with no ventilation, and when he stood up when he was called to go in and see the Dr., he went into a seizure.
He does this in hot weather but it is the first time his Dr has seen it and it was an awful way for him to see that I am not a liar and it really does happen. I told the Dr this is rediculous that he has to make the long trip up there and go through this kind of crap. He asked me why we were not scheduling telephone appts.
Why? Because no one ever told us we could do that.
They got him settled down and sedated. I went and got the car and brought it around to the side entrance with the ac in the car on full blast. They got him in the car and about half way home he began feeling better.
Got him home, and my son came out and helped him into the apt and to bed.
Sometimes I wonder what the VA is trying to do to the men and women who served their country and who get such awful care.