My 34 yr old husband has been hospitalized all week with cellulitis in his left leg. Due to his type 2 diabetes and the fact that he has an artificial aortic valve his doc admitted him. The second morning he was in the hospital I mentioned to a nurse that he was not recieving his Zocor. She said she`d check on it and we never heard back. Several other times I mentioned it to various nurses with no results. The last nurse I talked to said I needed to ask the DR. I replied that I`m not here early enough to ask the Dr. She said that The patient was responsible to make sure the Dr. orders said Meds as at home. My husbands Dr went out of town with a family emergency and he had a different Dr. What if he was not able to speak to the Dr. himself? Once it is brought to the attention of the nurses that a patient is not recieving their medication shouldn`t they have called the Dr or made an effort to find out why? The attitude I got was sorry...not my problem. They also did not give him his coumadin one day until he called and told them he had not recieved it. This was 5 hours after it was due. Maybe I`m just stressed, but I`m feeling like someone, somewhere is slipping....Luckily, his Doc is back in town, the leg is better, and he comes home tommorow morning. It has been educational. I now know all about cellulitis!