Update: Home from the hospital (5/24), unexpectedly early by two days, 11 days of Vancomycin (8a & 8p) @ 90mins/dose (thirty minute give/take on timing). Discharged in "fair" condition. Looking forward to progressing through the wellness categories! PICC line replaces the port, but for how long I'm not sure. Still bed rest limited--but I'm allotted more movement being as nothing at home is alarmed. :) Badly bruised and a little uneasy knowing the responsibility of managing this process now rests completely with me. Thanks to you all for your prayers, kindness, flowers, balloons, and encouragement!! Kate
Thank you so much. I'm not sure what they did during the code, except use a board, bruise me, and push meds. I had a similar, but smaller episode yesterday morning. It happened in front of a doctor (so only an ICU MD joined the party). I had surgery late that afternoon remove the port, but first had to switch rooms. Upon return to my room from recovery, I was immediately hooked to an EEG and have been since. I'm told the PICC line may go in as soon as tomorrow (Saturday). A video swallow study was done this morning.
I hate loud noises and the vanc gets air bubbles in the line...now I'm almost sick when it's time for a new dose because I know the pump will scream. I've adjusted to the MRI/MRA space, it's the lengthy, loud banging I can't stand. I'm glad you're brave enough to take the meds.
Thank you, and everyone else, for the flowers to put in my room!! 1070 days ago
Hi Kate-- I finally got home after getting my labs, rx's; and all very trivial in lieu of what you have been going thru! ........ When you said you 'coded' last night ....... do you mean full code ...... as in CPR ? .......... I admit I had a mist of tears in my eyes ........ I am going to try never to complain again and it saddens me you feel disappointment ..... please not in yourself .... None of us deliberately sets ourselves up for illness or pain ........... and are you still in the hospital? Ok ..... here's some flowers for your table by your bed ... (tell those nurses to please add water) .... and get better fast! .... (I am having the MRA (angiogram) like a MRI and believe U me ........... I will take valium!!! the last one 3 weeks ago I did Not and it was like being buried alive!! ....... the only time I do prescribe to drugs; otherwise don't like .... well enuf ......... Get better ya hear? ............ 1071 days ago
Came to your page from Fitbit Team... my thought, How can I bring a smile to her face?
Meeting you does bring awareness of my own good health?? so you spark a Thankful spirit... Disappointment...did you cause the infection? (probably not) so dismiss that and deem yourself worthy of an awesome doctor!
In case you are not near a window, here are some flowers