Sunday, 6 June 2010
Medical trip: Day 6 - surprise, surprise
Nurse transformed with frightening speed from "He's doin really well. Didn't sleep too well last night..."
to - "So he may come home tomorrow."
Obviously puzzled by the stunned silence at my end. "Is that a problem?"
"Well - we live in West Cornwall, and I don't drive - so I've got to organise someone to come and get him..."
"Well it IS Day 5." (After the op itself she means.)
"Yes - but we were told 5 days for repair and 7 days if it's a replacement." (Yes folks, all this has been about mitral valve replacement surgery.)
"Well, he's doing really well and as I say we won't know for sure until the results of his bloods come back."
"So when can I ring back and find out if he's being discharged or not?"
"That won't be till late afternoon at least."
Still stunned silence.
"But don't worry - if you really can't organise someone to pick him up, we can sort that out.... And it could be Tuesday. That would be Day 6. As I say it all depends on the results..... All right?"
I sat in the kitchen a bit stunned. Was gonna go out with Big Sis for a couple of hours today.
Then I went and collected the still damp bed linen from the sun lounge, put it on the hi-dry - and switched it on. Better make the bed, then.