Mom walked into Dad's room today to find him sitting in a pool of his own blood. He'd pulled out his catheter again. There had been a sitter in the room with him, who was there so the nurse could go on break.
The sitter had managed not to notice anything, but Mom reported that the pool of blood around his left hip was 'good-sized', and should have been in her line of sight. The sitter sought a nurse to tend to Dad when Mom pointed this out to her.
Mom found out quickly that Dad had also pulled out his rectal tube about a half-hour earlier, as well.
The rest of the day went more quietly, but Mom was very unhappy with this one's start....