Thursday, December 04, 2008
PT or no PT, Part II
Yesterday morning I talked to Dad, who said that the PT folks hadn't wanted to give him therapy because he had some chest pains. He was waiting to see the doctor on call.
At about 4:30 in the afternoon, I called him. He hadn't seen the doctor yet.
This morning, he called and said, "The news is bad." He'd had chest tightness this morning, and the PT folks now don't know if they can do PT at all. Dad said he'd had "a flurry" of people in to look at him, and that they were still coming, but that he had to go now because they were taking him to the vision clinic.
"What does that have to do with your chest pain?" I asked.
"Nothing," he answered.
My best guess is that the condition of his heart won't permit any exercise at all, but that the situation isn't grave enough for him to be in the ER. Otherwise, they'd surely take him to the ER. Right? Right?
I'll be going over there in a few hours to meet with his social worker, at which time I'll try to suss out the situation further. But first, I have to go for a walk.