LHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 45 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1809 times:
It's 2 in the morning and I'm sitting in a spine-contorting plastic chair at the Crapchester General Hospital ER. Nancy started experiencing complications from her surgery, culminating in a spectacular collapse at the registration window.
We've been sitting here for close to 3 hours. I guess the doctor has to get through a lot of black eyes and broken hips ere he can worry about us.
I hate the Emergency Room. Especially at 2 in the morning. At least I have a nifty phone with which I can post delerium-induced drivel to A.net.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
Flyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1716 times:
Sorry to hear that. Wasn't it a bit fast to send her home after only 48 hours? Patients in her condition stay in the hospital for 10 days around here... You can IM me if you have any questions I may help you with.
I am serious! Patients tend to stay admitted until the stitches can be removed in Germany, ca. 7 - 10 days except for laparoscopic surgeries.
A friend of mine in Wisconsin had a perforated appendicitis and was operated on in a medical center (a big one). He was discharged within 48 hours. He had a horrible wound infection, and remained in and out of the emergency room for exactly 5 weeks. Wouldn't it be easier to keep him on i.v. antibiotics a bit longer and discharge him cured after 5-7 days?
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1651 times:
Well, Mark, I hope she's better soon.
I had my own six hour visit to the ER on Monday evening... The worst migraine I've ever had. I had to wait almost three hours for pain medication, the whole time in a darkened room with my eyes closed and sunglasses on and still feeling like a spotlight was periodically crossing my field of vision from left to right every few minutes.
Migraines suck. Surgery sucks. Please pass on my well wishes.
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter): It's 2 in the morning and I'm sitting in a spine-contorting plastic chair at the Crapchester General Hospital ER. Nancy started experiencing complications from her surgery, culminating in a spectacular collapse at the registration window.
I am sorry to read of your situation. I hope that things improve soon for Nancy and for you. My thoughts and prayers are for both of you. May God bless you.