The Perils of Underestimation

Last spring my 94-year-old father nearly died. A change in his medication triggered metabolic chaos, characterized by dehydration, muscle weakness, kidney failure and disorientation. By the time he was hospitalized, his multiple falls resulted in his looking as if he had been beaten savagely with baseball bats. He was combative, hallucinatory and incapable of making… Continue reading The Perils of Underestimation