Angie Daughter of Bill Posted June 11, 2004 Share Posted June 11, 2004 Some of you please help me with this one. About six weeks ago, Dad started having really bad coughing "spells". I insisted that he go to his family dr. Well, sure enough, he had a pretty bad case of bronchitis. For the last four days, he is doing the same thing.......coughing like crazy, not sleeping at night because of the coughing, wheezing.......in general, not feeling well. I am CERTAIN that he has bronchitis again. (or maybe pnuemonia by now) I have tried for four days to get him to let me call his dr. Nooooooooooo, he doesn't want me to. He says that he has an appointment on Thursday of next week with his oncologist and we can "mention" it then. I think that is too long to wait. My Dad just doesn't take a "change in symptoms" seriously at all. I probably take them too seriously. I have been staying awake most every night listening to him breath and cough. At times, it is really scary. I might also mention that my Dad has not left the house for more than 15 minutes for the last four days. He normally stays out most all day. It is so frustrating. He doesn't want to "bother" the doctor on a Friday. Well, what about Tues., Wed., and Thurs.?? I try so hard to take good care of my Dad, but it is hard to do when he is so stubborn. I know I sound like I am talking about a child......I do not disrespect my Dad in any way. (I hope I am not coming across that way) At what point should I absolutely insist that he go get checked out?? And, how do I convince him to take a change in his symptoms seriously? I'm afraid that he is going to end up in the hospital before the weekend is over. Thanks! Angie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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