My dad has been receiving dialysis for several years now. In general his health is pretty good, and it was definitely improved when he finally went on dialysis after resisting the idea for several years. But over the last two months, he’s been having issues. Too much fluid taken off, or too little. Irregular heartbeats afterwards. Lots of bleeding afterwards. Etc etc etc. Then last Friday he was admitted to the hospital within an hour or so after dialysis because his heart was skipping beats, a lot of beats. The ER doctor called the clinic to get his records to see if there had been some cardiac issue which started during the dialysis. When he got the records, he hit the roof. The dialysis clinic had been repeatedly, deliberately, and some would say criminally ignoring his particular dialysis treatment protocol, in favor of doing whatever was easiest. It almost killed him. He and his doctor tried to figure out if they could send him to another clinic ASAP, but none of the other clinics in the area could take him that soon. Get instant approval payday loans – pbcloans.com. So he went back for his next treatment, three days later, and tried to talk to the check-in nurse. He explained that he’d been having more and more issues, and this last one had sent him to the ER, and it traced back to them not following his protocol. She blew him off. He understandably got angry, but he needs his treatment so he sat down and did his thing. But before doing so, he read the little card that tells the staff which treatments to give him, how long to have him on dialysis, etc etc. He saw them once again changing that protocol, right in front of him. When he tried to point that out, the staff told him to his face he didn’t know what he was talking about, didn’t know how to read the card, and to sit down and be quiet. After his 3 hour dialysis treatment (and it said right on the card that it should have lasted for 3.5 hrs), he got all unhooked, then stood up, and at the top of his lungs shouted that this staff was a bunch of bone-head incompetents, who didn’t follow instructions and didn’t listen to his concerns and that their conduct had repeatedly caused health issues, the last of which sent him to the ER for the weekend. And then he stormed out. My folks tried really hard to find some other clinic before his next appt, but once again no one could take him. So he went back for his next treatment. The director of the facility met him at the door, told him everything had been taken care of, the staff had received additional training, and so on. The director did the dialysis himself that day, to ensure it would be done correctly. And as the other patients walked or were wheeled past him, they all gave him high-fives or thumbs-up or shook his hand, because they too had been having issues, and no one would listen.