Should find out what's going on with the above today. B.i.l. is really sick, has acute bronchitis. The doctor said he wanted a chest x-ray, because there's a mass on his lung. He knew there was a mass because he couldn't hear b.i.l.'s heartbeat, the mass is blocking it. They just moved to another state, b.i.l. is semi-retired, sister has just started working out there, no insurance coverage at the time of the visit, so b.i.l. didn't want to pay out of pocket for the x-ray and wouldn't do it.
They are very comfortable, there was no reason for this.
Ok, so all valid enough for my sister to be upset and worried. However, she's been in tears for days and has become convinced that he has something life threatening. I've asked lots of questions, gotten some conflicting answers and as far as I can tell, he just has the symptoms of acute bronchitis, which is really awful and can make you really miserable. Also, she's just not always sounding rational. A few of you may have noticed that I occasionally get a bit high strung over certain things.
So, I know it when I see it. And she's saying misleading things, such as he was "disoriented". Now to me, that means you're dangerously confused, don't know where you are kind of thing. Upon further questioning it was really just that he was fuzzy headed because he was really sick.
She has, in her mind, elevated this to a have to get to the ER now, life threatening situation. The last couple of days she's tried to get him to go back in and he's refused. She did not tell me that he actually has a follow up appointment for Tuesday, just found that out from his sister last night. His sister by the way is flying out there today, without his knowledge. Whether she knows it's without his knowledge, I don't know, but he's going to be furious. I can't tell how he is, because my sister would not allow me to talk to him. She also mentioned talking to an attorney to get him declared mentally incompetent so that she can make his medical decisions!!!! I told her that was waaay out of line. As of yesterday, he was up and around, eating and working. At least with his sister going out, someone else will be able to judge what condition he's in.