Fox2Now had a sad story about a nursing home resident covered in bruises with no explanation. Bessie Wamsley is laying in a hospital bed covered in bruises and bumps. She has two black eyes, bruising inside her ear and marks on her face and neck. Doctors tell her family they don’t think she’s going to survive. Her family is demanding answers as their grandmother lies in a hospital bed covered in bruises. The injuries occurred while she was in the care of Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green.
“The doctors kind of have the feeling that whatever happened to her lead up to the seizure and the stroke,” says Bella Avila. The facility never notified her family that her grandmother was hurt because they don’t have power of attorney. Staff later told them Bessie fell out of bed.
Police obtained Bessie’s medical records that show she was taken to the hospital for a fall on April 19 and was sent back to the nursing home. She says according to police, 10 days later she was sent back to Pike County Memorial and then flown to DePaul Hospital.
“Then the doctors and nurses came in to talk with us and said that if it happened on April 19, the bruising wouldn’t be that fresh,” she says.
“She can’t move. I don’t see her going out of bed. She can’t walk. She can’t be on her own let alone roll herself up,” says Jennifer Reeves, her other granddaughter.
This isn’t the first time the family has noticed injuries.
“She’s had many bruises before. They said she bumped it on the table or that she’s on blood thinners, so she bruises easily, and they always just kind of blew us off. We went up there before and she was missing a fingernail and we asked how and they said she slammed it in her drawer or something,” says Avila.
“I want my grandma back. I want justice for whatever happened. There’s other families that could be going through this and it’s not fair to them. We need answers,” says Reeves.