Mudcat Café message #3579782 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3579782
Posted By: frogprince
28-Nov-13 - 09:01 PM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
WHEW: Some of this day turned out to be...interesting...
At 2:30 we were standing there with all our stuff, waiting for discharge papers...
A nurse-practicioner was the first to arrive to tell us...
another cardiologist had looked at my records, and caught the fact that I have a little kidney damage from long term arthritis med. Said no way should I have any of the pills that might clear out the fluid. Plus, they want to see just what the fluid is.
We had already arranged a care person to shuttle my wife between home and hospital morning and night, and see that she gets proper meds and insulin amounts. It's been no problem for me to keep track during the day.
So now they tell me that tomorrow...sometime tomorrow...they will be drilling for fluid. Twenty miles away in the Flint facility. I call the care agency to see if they can cover the situation. I put down the phone to wait for their answer. I'm told the procedure will be done here instead. Call the agency back to tell them. Accidentally turn off the ringer switch on our wonderful new "smart" phone and don't discover the fact for a couple of hours. We give the lunch lady orders for both myself and my wife. This entails someone going down to the cafeteria cashier with 5 bucks for the guest tray, which my wife had been doing with no problem. Wife comes back with big batch of food she has purchased in the cafeteria. That was the least problem, but...
We have care arranged, and I have managed to climb most of the way back down the wall. Someone hang me a hammock in a quiet place aboard.
Did I mention that I love this crew?