I’m sorry. This is not a question. I’m sorry, because the only reason I’m writing this is to vent. This means I’m pouring my worries onto you. I’m sorry.
My lovely sister is in hospital. I, her brother, help her. She has good health. We have no other family.
Suddenly an avalanche of problems happened.
-UTI, so she went to ER.
-She doesn’t have sepsis, no organs damaged.
-They treated the infection, but now she might have a bleeding ulcer. (They’re not sure.) I believe it’s from the hospital stay (bleeding ulcers can be caused by strong medicine).
-She suddenly has severe anemia (I believe it’s also from the hospital stay) (bleeding ulcers can create severe anemia). So they gave her a blood transfusion, without consulting family.
-We will stop the blood transfusion tomorrow. Blood transfusions can be good. But they can also create problems.
-Instead we prefer iron supplements, or eating more food that contains iron.
-She’s in hospital. She’s feeling very well. But I worry a lot about the ulcer, etc.
-We will refuse anesthesia, to do testing on the ulcer. Too risky. Sometimes, elderly people are cognitively impaired after. We don’t want invasive testing.
-Some bleeding ulcers heal on their own. Some don’t.
I wish everyone, and my sister and I, luck in overcoming our health problems.