I got the call today. My patient, who I have been with for the past year passed away last night. She went into the hospital for lethargy and it was found that she had a subdural hematoma. She was supposed to be there for a few days and come home. I worked as a PCA so I've had patients die before but with private duty you just get so close to them. She was more than a patient
The worst part about all this is that the parents are probably going to try and place blame. She hit her head at some point but no one knows exactly when; she is very ataxic so she was falling a lot! I worked the two nights before but nothing was out of the ordinary. This is hard enough I hope they don't drag us all through a lawsuit too.
I don't want to call or anything but I was thinking a card? They haven't even called the agency, my boss heard from the hospital.