hope things are going ok for you, prayers said.
hope things are going ok for you, prayers said.
blessings to all momof23goats
Sending prayers for all concerns and also for God to guide the surgeon's hands. Please keep us posted!
"To suffer is to survive. To bear it with grace and courage is to live." ---Ganesan, psychologist, Sri Lanka, January 6, 2005
Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light.
You'll do fine. It's really NOT a big deal anymore to do anesthesia.
I was sedated once during the oral surgery thing (bit an apple with a nail in it. Dern kid...) I thought it was sort of like the grass over there on the other side of the field - the er..."green" (thats it) funny grass. I wasn't out long and woke up afterwards. I don't remember them removing the trap thingy they use to hold my mouth open. I do remember the ground seemed a LONG way away when I finally stood up. I didn't remember being that tall.
But it all straightened out after a couple of wobbly hours. Except a couple of days for the mouth to be less "owie" and fully functional. No stylus for two days.
So you want children? How many in the litter and what kind? You've never really told us if you're human.
Ego sum, quia ego hinnitu
We are now the "Old Indians"
Strange times can cause strange measures.
1Co 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
More on the Jello - to add insult to injury it is usually GREEN! They won't give you the red stuff cause then they don't know what you up-chucked if you are sick. Did I say I HATE GREEN JELLO? Prayers for you - you will be fine and you do go to sleep just like turning a light switch. One second your here the next you are out!
I recently remarried, after being a single mom for 14 years. Been with DH for 11 years now, and we finaly tied the knot in October. He has no children and I still have a few good years left, so giving a go of it. 20 years between kids..I must be nuts...but it will be a blessing to an already blessed year.
Jeancat, does anyone actually "eat" green Jello?
And Santana, the BM response still has me laughing days later. You are a spitfire!
Thank you for the prayers and good wishes. I am finally home from the hospital. My 4 day stay turned into a week after an infection and complications. But feeling much better now.
DH was a dream and only left the hospital when my parents told him to go home and sleep and they would stay with me. He did and came back. The poor guy is exhausted. I think I scared him when my fever went so high that I wasn't really "with it" and my heart rate was too high, then it went the other way and I had the shivers so bad. They took me off all foods and liquids for two days and that was rough, because the stupid nurse I had that day never hooked my IV back up, even though we kept asking, so I was totally dehydrated by the time the doctor came to check the next day. I have bruises all over from where they tried for two hours to find a vein for a new IV spot, which they couldn't find because I was so dehydrated. She was rude too. But the other nurses I had were wonderful, sweet and very helpful.
The first week was rough moving, sleeping and walking, but I am doing better now. A few more weeks and I'll be back on my feet.
I didn't eat the Jello...I swear. I ate the Italian Lemon Ice instead. But there isn't much selection when all you can have is chicken broth for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don't want to see soup for a looong time now.
Prayers said for you and family. God bless..
I was wondering how you were doing. Infections in the hospital are awful. It's like you aren't supposed to get sick what you are there if you go in well. I got an infection after my first baby (c section) and it was like I was some stranger animal. I was in the hospital, I wasn't supposed to get sick, ergo no one seemed to know what to do with me exactly until the doctor and head nurse told them to get their keesters in gear. One of those strange facts of physics I think. LOL1
Glad you are feeling better and hope you continue to improve exponentially and all parts work as they should.
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I just thought of you yesterday! Glad that you updated and things are going smoother now for you in recovery. Take care, get plenty of rest and fluids....but no broth lol.
Glad to see you are back. Take care and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." -DH Lawrence
"We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are." - The Talmud
thank you for the update, praying here for return to complete health.
blessings to all momof23goats
Adding my prayers, so sorry you had complications!
Prayers your body bounces back soon - praying you have a speedy recovery!
...that those "who having no appeal on earth to right them, they are left to the only remedy in such cases, an appeal to heaven." ~ John Locke
*~* Appeal to Heaven *~*~Prepare for Our Valley Forge~
Sorry to hear about the complications, but... I'm glad you're home.
Sounds like you've got yourself a good loyal man. Good for you.
"There is only one success....
to be able to spend your life in your own way."
I would file a complaint with the State Nursing Board with reference to the negligent nurse who left you "high & dry" which could have returned your condition to "poor". The phrase used in our state is "Negligent or Incompetent" and the offender WOULD be investigated by the Board and either placed on probation or have her license suspended. If she has had any other documented complaints against her either on the hospital records [or from any other facility in any state], her license could be revoked.
This was not a mistake it was incompetence and negligence, pure and simple. If everyone would report these losers to the hospital and the State Board, the treatment provided for future patients would improve. The hospital is liable. If anyone is in that kind of situation they should just grab the patient handbook from the drawer in the bedside table, look up the extension of the "house supervisor" [this is the Head Nurse for each 12 hour shift] and insist they report to your room to take a report. Do not ask a floor nurse and don't settle for the Charge Nurse or the Nurse Educator for that particular floor. Because they are ultimately responsible for the training and behavior of the care staff, they have a stake in keeping the problem away from Administration.
Sorry for the rant but I've had two incidents that I have reported. The first one in 1998 [East Texas] resulted in my entire bill including surgery, room, meds et al being written off [I was angry but never threatened legal action] and the other was recently and is still in the negotiation stage. It is critical to know your rights, take notes or have a friend or loved one do it for you -note date, time, names of various personnel who can corroborate your story and as get as close to verbatim responses from the offender[s] and enabler[s] as you can remember. Don't waste time with the survey that's mailed to you after you go home. Don't wait that long. Tell them you are willing to call the Board and you'll see the sweat start to fly.
God knows what rights we'll be left with if O-Care prevails so speak out while you can. The biggest reward is feeling better about being a participant in the quality of your own care and not just the object or victim.
The same goes for doctors, dentists... right on down the line. There are channels and opportunities for correction and redress of grievances but the hospital will not offer up those kinds of options. Ideally and in most cases, the state board is there to be a patient advocate. Health Occupation professionals fear the boards, as well they should.
Sorry you had such a rough time. I agree the nurse should be reported, but start with the hospitals Nursing Director/Administrator. Praying no further complications and that the surgery will be successful.
Praying for your continued recovery, and good health. Prayers also for your precious family who love you.
Most definitely file a formal complaint with the hospital over Nurse Ratchet, she doesn't need to be in the profession. In my state, most complaints come to the Board of Nursing through the employers. Maybe send the board a letter also, and ask them to see that there is a follow up with the hospital on her.
Otherwise, glad you are home and on the road to recovery.
I agree totally with ShinerBock and CVORNurse. Report that harridan who calls herself a nurse. Good nurses do not fear the Board of Nursing - because we are on the same wave length - delivering the best possible care to the patient.
Speak to the Director of Nursing, or the VP Nursing or what ever name is on the Head Administrative Nurse for the hospital. Do it in a letter naming names and dates and times....then copy the Hospital Administrator and the Hospital Legal Dept. Then cc the State Board of nursing. That way NO ONE can sweep the actions of the nurse under the carpet. If they try to tell you "The doctor didn't have orders for IV fluids when you were unable to eat or drink" Call BS on that -- it IS in the scope of practice of an RN (at least in Texas) to call the Doc and GET AN ORDER. The number one job of an RN is to be the patient advocate.
One time our ED was turned in by a nut job State Inspector. Three of us nurses, the Doctor and the Hospital were reported to our governing boards because we honored a DNR which was being additionally requested by the family present. With a case expected to take up to 3 years to adjudicate at the Board it was settled within 9 months with the inspector being fired, and a commendation from the board in our records for being the patient advocate -- which was our defense.
I am hell on wheels when it comes to nurses not doing their jobs - I understand we are only human and are not yet at the state of sainthood - but attitude to do just enough is NOT enough when patients' lives and comfort are in your hands. Maybe in these 'good enough' times it is a good thing I am retired.
You have been given a gift - a chance to change the attitude of a nurse and thus all the patients which will be in her care. Look at this as a blessing and make sure you carry through and help others.
May the rest of your recovery be so uneventful the whole family will be bored until you hold that blessed baby in your arms. My prayers continue.
The problem is that people keep screaming:"The wolf is coming, the wolf is coming!" so often that we never notice the coyote that is running off with the chickens.
"I could be wrong, it could be worse." Infomajic
I am so glad you are home, and praying for good recovery.
Prayers for a complete recovery and affirming for you that the operation fixed what needed to be fixed and that there are baby Bethshaya's in your near future.
Glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery.
Nice to see you posting again. Take care!
"Talking is easy and everyone is wise after the event."
Glad you made it back home safely.. and really happy to see you here.
".Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in, broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, WOW, What a ride!"
Personal Responsibility..The one thing no one can take away from you
."The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still, small voice within me."
Bethshaya, glad to hear you are home. You are a bundle of love, and I pray for further recovery.
Somewhere in the clouds, Your peak is shining, Have courage and go