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depends.. was posted 08/20/2015 03:02 pm by Anonymous
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Is he breathing, ok and doesn't need oxygen?

Is his heart ok, with no heart attack?

Is he on an injectable blood thinner (Lovenox or Fragmin) and will get it as an outpatient?

Does he have close follow-up within a week with both his primary card doctor and his oncologist?

If yes... it may be ok for him to go home!

In my humble internet opinion.

Call his doctor right away if you are concerned with him going home, and get their input. They can push for admission if it is needed.

And you can always refuse discharge. They can threaten your insurance wont pay, but this is generally a lie. No one with PC and a pulmonary embolism will have a claim rejected by insurance for this...

But honestly, if he's medically stable.... home is a lot safer than the hospital for most of us. Get him home if it's safe.

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