I know you guys have heard a lot from me lately. I'm sorry about
I just need to vent. I'm still in the hospital with pancreatitis and still waiting to figure out what could be causing it and still on a feeding tube into my small bowel and still waiting for my GI to send me to a different hospital to get a scope done that they can't do at this hospital.
The nurse screwed up the doctor's orders yesterday and "pills with clear liquids" meant that I could now take my pills with a sip of water, but she thought it meant I should have a clear liquid diet and gave me broth, jello, etc. Caused MAJOR pain yesterday so they had to up the doses for the night. This morning the IV got infiltrated pretty bad (the fluids go into the tissue instead of the vein), so that whole arm is useless. They blew two veins in the other arm and finally decided to give up and I could just take pain meds in pill form. I've tried to tell them multiple times that my body doesn't do pain pills - THEY JUST DON'T WORK. I finally broke down and took some an hour and a half ago after being in pain all day, and it STILL hasn't kicked in (I hate to say I told them so, but I told them so). PLUS they haven't done anything at all in moving forward with getting me to SLC to the LDS hospital to do a scope that they don't have the abilities to do here.
So in short, pain all day with no relief and I still don't have an IV or a PICC line or anything AND one more wasted day in trying to figure out what is causing the problem in the first place. Maybe I should just check myself out and go home. In pain with no progress for a diagnosis: it's the same whether I'm here or there, and at home I'm not paying 10% coinsurance.
The only positive is that I have a new formula that I seem to tolerate a little better than the other (although not that much) and we've been able to increase the rate to a tiny bit higher than the other one. Oh, and I had nice visit from my sister. She brought me a birthday present - my birthday is this weekend. I turn 26.