Tuesday, 10 November 2009

ADMISSION - AT LAST

OG was finally admitted last night at 2200. I know they gave us the runaround yesterday, but it is worth it just to get into this hospital. It is on a different level altogether to the "normal" hospital that he was in a couple of weeks ago.

He is in the neuroscience wing which is vast, ultra mordern and CLEAN. The nurses are human beings that actually engage and enter into discussions with the patients and family.

He saw the doctor last night who said they would be starting test right away and would probably do a lumbar puncture. They even, god forbid, let him administer his own medication. At the "normal" hospital they didn't trust patients to do that!

Because he can't move unaided he had a panic attack during the night. The nurse was there right away and helped him through it. He feels much more secure now.

Although it is a 70 mile schlep to get there it is well worth the effort. In fact I will be booking into a hotel for a few days until we see how things go.

20 comments:

DogLover said...

At last! Well done, persevering for so long!

Funnily enough, I wondered if you would stay in a hotel to be near the hospital. You should contact Infotel - they will sort out a suitable hotel for you. I've got the phone number somewhere...

Granny on the Web said...

Wonderful news. Hope all goes well.
Love Granny

Maggie May said...

That is good news indeed.
OG is very much in thoughts and prayers...... you too.
Hope you get some good news for the future, soon.

Nuts in May

Valleys Mam said...

fingers crossed xxxx

RNSANE said...

What blessed news. As a nurse for over forty years, it always pains me when I hear what patients have to go through - especially from nurses. I think hospitals are often so understaffed these days that the "angels of mercy" race through their days, often forgetting that there are human beings, often frightened and in pain, needed someone at times, just to hold their hands and make eye contact, along with giving that pain medication.

We're all here, sending prayers and encouragement, though it may be from the far corners of the globe.

Eliza said...

I hope you get to the bottom of OG's problem soon, best wishes.

Sandi McBride said...

SO Happy for him and you!!! I am always glad when someone finds a Hospital that is all a Hospital should be. Our prayes for you and OG gone on, unrelenting...
xo
Sandi

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hope all goes well for him ~ Eddie x

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hope all goes well for him ~ Eddie x

Ashley said...

I hope that they now are able to fix OG up, it certainly now sounds as if he is in the right place!

As far as the Hotel, I would do as DogLover said and give Infotel a bell. They are pretty good and finding hotels, especially at the last minute. You can contact Infotel on 01775 841184 for all the best hotel deals available!

:P

Anonymous said...

Good news, hope all goes well. You need your rest, so I'd recommend Infotel also. I hear good things about them. Flagmaker

Retiredandcrazy said...

Took your advice DogLover. I am now snug as a bug in a run in a very good hotel in Cambridge for the amazing rate of £69.50 B&B.

Retiredandcrazy said...

So far so good Granny

Retiredandcrazy said...

Still waiting for the good news Maggie, but I'm ever hopeful

Retiredandcrazy said...

I've got more than fingers crossed VM!

Retiredandcrazy said...

The globe is a small place to God RNSANE. Thanks for the prayers, your concern and your friendship.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for the prayers Sandi, I feel the power.

Retiredandcrazy said...

And for you too Eddie.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for the Infotel endorsement Ash. Once and Infotellian always and Infotellian.

Retiredandcrazy said...

And you too Flagmaker, although you have never been an Infotellian, you are one by osmosis!