I survived my first hospital stay ever (not inlcuding childbirthing). I asked for a copy of my lab results each day and was told that I can get them when I get out. Duh!! I wanted to see them each day to see what was going on. Doesn't everyone do that??? They looked at me like I had 3 heads. All I can compare to was the 3 1/2 yrs my daughter was sicke we always received a copy of the labs each morning so when the doctors rounded we could have questions prepared. My surgeon did end up giving me the labs on the last day so that was very nice of him.
Do you all ask for copies to stay up on your progress in the hospital?
PS-I was also noticing that no one washes their hands anymore but uses the hand sanitizers prior to gloving. Unfortunately c.difficile is one of those 1% of the germs not killed my Purell or other hand sanitizers. The only thing that kills it other than bleach is vigorous hand washing under warm water for a duration of time. Each time I noticed that docs/nurses didn't wash their hands I wanted to scream out but never said anything. I could tell asking for labs was quite enough.