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Hospital Update

Not brain power to write. Still at hospital. El hasn’t really slept because her pain is being insufficiently managed. So of course that means we haven’t really slept either, except in bits and pieces here and there.

Very frustrated with facilities and staff here. Even after half a night of El’s screaming, none of the nursing assistants made any effort to figure out what was going on; we had to push them repeatedly to revise pain meds. We also had to make a special request to get a chair that wasn’t hard wood even though they knew she was refusing to be in the crib, forcing us to hold her.

It’s also a ridiculous pain to just get off the floor, thanks to some administrative genius’s decision to make the elevator that leads right to this ward off limits to anyone but staff.

Just lots of short-sightedness going around, which of course is twice as irritating when we haven’t slept.

I’m sure at some point we’ll be getting out of here.

I just have no idea when.


Comments

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1: Jane on November 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm


Thanks for the update Joe

WTF? You know the drill, Joe.
Squeak and squeak loudly or you get nothing.

Our hearts yearn to take away all her pain and yours.
As bad as it is, it will get better.
Remember to smile when you can bear to.
If love was medicine you’d all be home by now.


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2: Adrienne on November 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm


I’m SO sorry to hear these things :( hang in there. Hopefully the worst is over.


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3: Palmo on November 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm


Joe, Do you guys need some in-hospital support? I am more than happy to drive over there, bring you whatever you need, (Starbuck’s, sandwiches, clean clothes, whatEVER!!)


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4: Palmo on November 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm


Joe, Do you guys need some in-hospital support? I am more than happy to drive over there, bring you whatever you need, (Starbuck’s, sandwiches, clean clothes, whatEVER!!)

Just say the word.


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5: Amanda on November 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm


Home will feel so great! So sorry to hear your hospital experience has sucked… What a way to make a tough situation tougher!


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6: Mom on November 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm


Thanks so much for the posts, wish there was something I could do . Keep the posts coming.