My mother is in Winter Park Towers due to a hip replacement, she also has a pacemaker which she takes xaleto 15 mg due to atrial fibrillation. In June of this year she had a hip replacement done, the doctor who did the surgery ordered lovenox to be given for two weeks then resume her medications prior to surgery.
this is why I am writing to you, since June she has not taken the xalelto, since the doctor at the towers never resume her medicaions. This is normal orders for anyone post-op. I have been a registered nurse for 26 years, I know what should have been done. I notified the supervisor of nurses and the social worker in this facility that this is negligence
on their part. My mother could be full of blood clots due to their error. I called the doctor and told him I want a stat order to resume her medication and labs to be drawn to see where her levels are. They also need to do dolplers of her leg and lungs.
I feel so bad I didn't catch this sooner, I just happen to be there when she was getting her medications at 5P.M. that's when her xalelto was due. That's when all this started. I called the supervisor of nursing at the facility and she was supposed to fix all this. When I called this morning and asked for the nurse who was taking care of my mom and asked her what she got in report. she stated that my mom was fine. That was all she got, no indications that I called, the report to the supervisor, nothing.
There's more, but do I have a case for negligence on their part, especially the physician.
Without taking the blood thinner, and being in atrial fibrillation, her heart throws out micro-clots, which could be all over her body, Please let me know what you think. thanks Bobbie Hibbs (###) ###-####