I got out of there before I went crazy. I do not know what it is about hospitals, but they seem to make people a little nuts.
My grandfather is doing well, for the most part. He is sick, but he is not dying. If my family can stay out of the staff's way, he will get the care that he needs. The surgeon and the hospitalist are very competent and the nursing staff are taking good care of him. Those poor med-surg nurses work like dogs and are really under-appreciated. I could never do that. I think I would come home bitter and disillusioned. I guess that is why I work in the OR, and not on the floor.
This is just a quick update, I will write more later. Promise.