Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours later I received another telephone call from the Nursing Staff stating that they had noticed change of mental status with the patient. Apparently he was having difficulty walking. He was unable to swallow his pills and actually kind of spit the antibiotics out. They felt that the patient was having significant changes.

There's no reason at a time that you're at an emotional low to compound that with false hopes and expectation.

It just makes us have to be a little more frugal. Obviously something has to suffer somewhere.