So apparently all of the long-term care facilities that the hospital applied to for Rob have refused to take him, the reason being that he's only 57 and doesn't need enough care.
Let's break this down: He's only 57, and he looks like he's closer to 80. This in itself should be a clue that the man is not in good health.
He's diabetic and needs daily insulin. He has emphysema and has to be constantly hooked up to oxygen. He takes meds for both of those conditions as well as hypertension and schizophrenia and who knows what else. And yes, he's schizophrenic. He doesn't even know what all meds he's taking, and there's no way he'll be able to remember to take them on his own. And even if he could, he's stubborn enough to not take them on principle when he starts to feel better. He eats crap that he shouldn't have when he can get away with it. TWICE in the last month and a half he was taken by ambulance to the hospital in the middle of the night, the first time because he collapsed into a diabetic coma, the second because he had internal bleeding, of which they were unable to determine the cause.
How much care does someone have to need in order to merit admittance into a nursing home?
We can't take care of him. His own doctor told us that we're not capable of taking care of him, that he needs too much for us to handle. His own doctor, who has cared for him for years and knows his history, says that he needs to be in a nursing home.
Ugh, you guys. I'm so disgusted right now. Bottom line is, Rob needs prayer. Prayer for doors to be opened, that a solution will present itself, and provision will be made for Rob. And Matt and I need prayer that will keep it together and handle this situation in a Godly manner and not go postal all over these bureaucrats.
I mean, can you believe this crap?