Panic Stations..... really NOT happy !!

DaisyG

Registered User
Feb 20, 2006
183
North West England
Update ....

So today is not as good...

Husband still in bed when I got there late morning/lunch, saying he feels terrible.


Went in early to see the Docs on the ward round, but they were delayed by another emergency. Did manage to see a Reg though.
She was nice.

An hour later, he's much worse ... confused +++
They did the Ob's... his pulse was racing 100+, blood pressure low....
temp 38... so only a little raised...


Then they did a bladder scan , and found out that he has over 2 litres of un-passed urine in his bladder !!
So much so, for monitoring his urine output, and fluid intake.

TOLD THEM ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY, AND THE DAY BEFORE.....


ALSO TOLD THE REG... THAT THE STAFF ARE NOT FILLING IN THE FORM CORRECTLY, AND SHE SAID THAT 'THIS HAPPENS SOMETIMES', AND THAT THE STAFF JUST GIVE THE PATIENT A DRINK, AND THEN WRITE IT ON THEIR CHARTS AS THOUGH THEY HAVE DRUNK ... EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT.
SHE DIDN'T SEEM TOO BOTHERED ABOUT IT....
TO 'ME' ANYWAY...


So, now we have a new catheter in place... and he's back p'ing fine.
Still waiting for the nurse to test his urine for any signs of infection.


Still waiting to have an ECG done, when I left.


Bloods taken (full blood count), and still waiting for the results.
Reg said this should have been done this morning, and they forgot it.



Confusion is just escallating today.... might be the urine retention.....
He's adding all-sorts to these stories of his....


He was in 'full throw' to the nursing staff and Registrar..... about being at the departure lounge, and that he can see his plane ( IT'S NOW A PRIVATE JET... DON'T YOU KNOW !!) parked ... 'just over there'.


Glad about that really.
Like I said before the more people that hear this 'talk' .. the better.
Sorry, if some of you don't agree with this.


I NEED them to know / and hear ..... what I've been facing for some time now.
it's ONE thing being told these things, in out-patients... and by e-mail,
AND another, hearing them for yourselves.


Not sure how things will be next week.... we shall see.
Need to get some anti-biotics no doubt, and start over with the 'incontinence issues'.


Hope you all have a good week end.

Take Care,

DaisyG
 

DickG

Registered User
Feb 26, 2006
558
84
Stow-on-the-Wold
Hi Daisy

So please that you are standing strong, you will win in the end and that can only be to the benefit of your husband. You have lots of TP friends behind you.

Hugs

Dick
 

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,678
Kent
Dear Daisy, Glad the hospital is seeing first hand what you`ve been trying to tell them for ages. It makes a difference, [I hope]
Take care
 

Momx4

Registered User
Oct 19, 2006
25
You're in my thoughts, Daisy and I'm full of admiration for the way you are dealing with things.

I had to have a little chuckle over the 'private jet'. When Mum was in hospital last year, she spent a couple of nights trying to get the other three elderly ladies in her 4 bed bay down to the 'shelters' in the basement because the 'bombers were coming in on a raid' - all 4 of them in their nighties in and out of bed like yo-yos everytime Mum heard a trolley or a cleaning machine in the corridor. A couple of times, she managed to get all of them (including one with a drip on a stand) as far as the locked doors of the wing before her evacuation party was spotted by the staff.

Hope I've raised a smile and your husband is more stable soon.
 

Skye

Registered User
Aug 29, 2006
17,000
SW Scotland
Hi Momx4

That's a lovely story, and certainly raised a chuckle from me.

What a brilliant organiser your mum must have been.:)

Love,