Hospital Visit

Hospital Visit

This is a discussion on Hospital Visit within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; For the past couple of weeks I haven't been feeling good, sweating, nausea, thought I was coming down with something. Well Monday was a bad ...

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    Hospital Visit

    For the past couple of weeks I haven't been feeling good, sweating, nausea, thought I was coming down with something. Well Monday was a bad day for me, I had chest pain but not extreme, but for a precaution took my Nitro pills and it went away and I laid down for about 3 hours. After waking up I had dinner and and a couple hours after, it started all over again and I just felt weird, so took some more Nitro and had wife call 911. The QRT(Quick Response Team) and the Sheriff arrived first. The QRT checked me out and my BP was high, but overall I was OK. Then the ambulance arrived and they hooked me up to all the gizmo's they had and said it all looked good, but to be on the safe side they wanted to take me to the hospital, because of my history.(3 MI's, triple by pass, 6 stents, and the list goes on) Got to the ER at 0005. They called my doctor and said I was staying the night. The nurse came in and said they're waiting for a room, and then an hour later she said: "How hard can it be, pick the empty one" Well I got in a room at 0330. Then the sleeplessness began.
    0400 chest x ray
    0430 blood draw (ever notice the people drawing your blood look like Vampires.)
    0500 blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    0530 Nurse: "are you OK" (because I dozed off).
    0600 blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    0630 New nurse had to introduce herself.
    0700 Nurse checking on me, blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    0730 Blood draw(different vampire)
    0800 Doctor visit told me he wanted to cath me around noon
    0830 they brought me food I couldn't eat.
    0900 signed paperwork, blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    0930 Nurse had to explain everything
    1000 visitors(my pharmacist, he also works at hospital and saw my name on a prescription)
    1030 my wife and daughter arrived
    1100 Daughter realized she knew my nurse(now the drama started, two girls laughing and carrying on)
    1130 Son and his wife showed up(more drama)
    1200 other son shows up(now the whole gang is here) and waiting for my ride to cath lab.
    1230 still waiting
    1300 still waiting, nurse came in and gave me drugs(oh yea)
    1330 ride arrives and here we go!
    1400 in Cath lab, getting poked and prodded and shaved(down there) all while getting the lasted gossip about my old doctor.(ladies man, mainly nurses)
    At this point time is irrelevant.
    I got the cath and they found a block in my RCA, they used a cutting balloon and got rid of it(painful stuff, because your still awake), it was inside of one of my stents. Then I heard the doctor say give him blah blah blah and I was out.
    Next thing I know it was 2300 and my daughter was looking at me. Everyone else had left, but my daughter stayed with me to the end. She finished her homework for the following week while sitting watching me. I finally had to order her to go home as she had school the next day. I'm so proud of my baby girl (19) she sure has grown up a fine young lady.
    I finally got my sleep and then round two started.
    0400 Blood draw
    0600 blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    0700 Breakfast (yuck hospital food)
    0800 Doctor visit told me he would get me out of here and send me home.
    0830 blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    0900 More blood needed(now I look like a junkie with track marks)
    0930 Nurse said I should be out of here soon(I won't hold my breath)
    1000 Nurse from Cardiac rehab came in to give her spiel, right in the middle of it "you look familiar" Duh been to rehab 3 times already.
    1030 blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    1100 Chaplain came in to pray with me. (a little late, but hey)
    1200 Nurse shouldn't be long now
    1300 blood pressure, temp, & O2 level
    1400 Nurse doing paperwork now(what the hell?)
    1420 signed paperwork
    1430 Called my son for a ride
    1445 son arrived and called nurse to tell her my ride was here.
    1500 Nurse wheeled me down to the front of the hospital.
    1505 I escaped
    1530 I got home and went to bed.

    It takes longer to get out of the hospital, than getting in.
    Well I survived, I took it easy today and I am feeling much better. Rick
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    So did they figure out what wrong, or did they just make you feel worse than you did when you got there so you'd go home?

    I'm glad your feeling better.
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    Hope the blockage was the cause of you feeling bad.

    Sounds like you could use some uninterrupted sleep.

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    Welcome back Rick! Don't do that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    So did they figure out what wrong, or did they just make you feel worse than you did when you got there so you'd go home?

    I'm glad your feeling better.
    Yes they got the blockage it was inside of one of the stents I already had. I think they make the hospital visit as uncomfortable as possible, so you won't want to come back.
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    Rick,

    Glad you're back and doing better.
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    Well, as I am in the healthcare field, I feel your pain as far as the circus you have to be subjected to when these things occur. Trust me, most of the people working for you feel bad for it. But, consider this; twenty years ago you had a pretty good chance of being a corpse. Today you had to endure 48 hours of sleep deprivation and prodding, and came out with an excellent chance at quickly resuming normal life. Pretty good trade off in my opinion. Glad you came out OK.

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    You just gotta be glad you live in a time when this technology is available.

    Hope you are doing better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedevil View Post
    Well, as I am in the healthcare field, I feel your pain as far as the circus you have to be subjected to when these things occur. Trust me, most of the people working for you feel bad for it. But, consider this; twenty years ago you had a pretty good chance of being a corpse. Today you had to endure 48 hours of sleep deprivation and prodding, and came out with an excellent chance at quickly resuming normal life. Pretty good trade off in my opinion. Glad you came out OK.
    I know the care was the best and everyone was working to keep my old a$$ alive, but couldn't they all come in all at once? I know I'm dreaming on that one. The way I figure it, they were letting me know I was still alive I have been going to this hospital for 8 years now and I'm still here, so they must know what their doing. Oh by the way it's: Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center I had a nurse come one time look at my chart and say: "Thank You for the new emergency room". Thank god for insurance!
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    Glad to have you back, Rick.
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    Glad you are home and on the mend Rick
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    glad to hear your doing good
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    Glad you are repaired and on the mend, Rick.
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    Good to hear you are feeling better. I have watched my wife go through the same stuff. Seems long ago that I heard something about a "golden hour". But once we get to the hospital they don't act like they ever heard of it. They once refused to do "anything" until they had a urine sample. We sat there for over three hours. Then they went to work.
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