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stkitt
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Posted by opnwhl4 on 8/30 @ 0713

Hi all-
Well I started to have another bad night last night. They added the Ativan every 8 hours regularly now and with that and the Percocet I managed to get things calmed down. I did have some great visitors yesterday evening. The catcher from out team and my daughter showed up. They brought me Whiteys mint chocolate chip ice cream. My favorite! They only stayed an hour or so,but what a wonderful hour. It wasn't long after that it kicked in again. I finally managed to fall asleep about 8 or 8:30 last night. I woke up at 3:30am. Most sleep I have gotten in in a week. I added i up with help from Michelle and we think I have had a total of just over 10 hours sleep since I was admitted Monday morning, not counting the nap time in surgery. The 7 hours or so last night was great.
Oh yeah, Mom came up last night too. She is taking care of her brother who had heat exhaustion a month or so ago and the EMTs filled out a report and the doctors and social workers wouldn't let him go back to the house of someone he was living with. It was 104 heat index that day and they wouldn't let him use his airconditioner in his room. The EMTs said it was hotter in the room than outside. They are looking into Elderly abuse right now. Mom asked if he could come live with her. The social worker had to go to Mom's and do an inspection before they would let him move in with her. Mom is 73 and he is 75. The social worker gave her a huge go ahead and he has been ith her about 2 weeks now. She tried to get him to move in with her 3 years ag and he didn't want to "be a burden". There are only the 2 brothers and 2 sisters left out of 13 and she doesn't want to see him gone prematurely because someone wants to save a few dollars on electricity. He was paying the bills for these people anyway. But it was they're house and he figured they had the say so. They used him to keep there bills paid and then about kill him to save a few bucks that he pays. Some people piss me off.
Anyway, My niece also stopped by. She works at this hospital and did work this wing. She now is with the pharmacy. When she heard about what happened the other night when my sister was here she flipped. She came up yesterday and asked the name of the nurses and disappeared. Cam back about 30 minutes later and said it is all taken care of. She talked with the charge nurse and had the three nurses that were horrible banned from my room. She was really angry. She told me she is so embarrassed because the way they treated her uncle at the hospital she works at. After that things have really changed around here. I was supposed to have the same nurse again that let things get out of control, but had the charge nurse instead. She told me not to worry about the survery, because Monday morning she is going to talk with the nurse supervisor herself and let her know what happened. I didn't know until her and my sister showed up yesterday that the nurse who let everything get crazy told my sister that the reason I am having such pain is because i am holding my urine. She said my out put is way to low and I have to be holding it and that is why I am hurting because my bladder is full. Let's see, I as going at least every hour, had to strain to get the last of it out because i felt like I still had to go, but it wouldn't come out. Then it wiuld trickle a little bit. I was sweating so much I had to change gowns 3 times and they changed my linen 4 times that evening ad night. I only drank about a total of 2 of the small plastic juice cups all day and night. Michelle asked if I should have the IV hooked back up since I wasn't drinking much and sweating so badly with low urine out put. The nurse said no. That night they put me NPO at 8:30pm for surgery at 8:30am and I only urinated once all night and that was very little. She asked again about reconnecting the IV and was told no, they will do that in surgery. When the OR nurse came to get me she was wondering why I didn't have an IV hooked up. I told her the story and she wasn't happy either. She had a hard time flushing the IV in my hand and was worried it wouldn't work. It did fail in surgery and they had to start a new one.
Anyhow, looks like I am getting out of here today. I still have a lot of pain, though it is a different pain. I have only had 1 IV med in the last 24 hours, but it was about an hour ago. I went to long without anything and the pills alone didn't do it. My nurse came back and said she was giving me the IV med and didn't care what the doctor said I had to have it or things were going to get worse. She said they should have had it set up to give me the oral pain meds on a set schedule, not as I called for them because if I slept too long this is what would happen. She said I could always have refused them if I didn't want them. Oh well, hopefully this saga will be over in a few hours.

Take care,
Bill devil


stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by Oakley on 8/30 @ 1553
 
Hi Bill
I just got back from moving my son into his nice clean apt for his first year college...thanks to Mom working very hard to make it just right..I miss him already!
Ok, so I just read throught the last several days posts..my gosh , what you have you have gone though just amkes me want to cry.
I am praying for you constantly Bill.
I asked Jesus to ease you pain, I am so sorry you have had to suffer this much. Keep up the fight and you will soon be victorius !!!
Also about you Mom's brother , that is just horrible, hope it all works out for that poor man . I worked in 2 nursing homes for about 10 years and it is not easy work, but it doea take compassion and patience and love.... lots of it, and if you don't have it it is not the right job for a person.
A long time ago a boss of mine at the one I worked at all throught high school said to me....if you come to work and you feel like for any reason you are not going to be loving and patient and compassionate than please come tell me and I will send you home for the day. Her theory was that it was better to be short of help that day than to have one person treat someone wrong. Good thought , I agreed.
Well, take care Bill...I hope it gets all better soon !!!!
Janice, I can't wait for the reunion !!
It would be amazing to meet all of you !!
love, Anne

stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by Couchtaker on 8/30 @ 1602
 
I'm glad your niece got those nurses banned. I hope you can go home soon.

((((((((((((((((((((((((Sending get well vibes)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by Pandacrazy on 8/30 @ 2054
 
Bill that's awesome. I bet Gizmo will go crazy when he see's you. My Gizmo got a bath today so he's all clean for the long car ride. He rides on a little pillow on the console between the seats with a blanket over him and when we slow down he pops out to see what's up. I have all sorts of stuff to do yet so don't know if you will hear from me again for maybe 4 days or more. I hope you get to go home tomorrow for sure. Barb


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stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by dencha on 8/30 @ 2138
 
Bill,
It's great to hear you're going home. Hopefully it happens as planned. Even though it may be harder to control your pain with oral meds, you won't be hostage to the schedule of the nursing staff. You'll be able to take care of yourself better than they can. I do hope your kidney issues clear very soon, and you can get back to normal.
As always, we're rooting for you.
Wishing you a pain free week!
Take care, and give Michelle my best.
Denise

PS--With all you've been going through, you've still taken time to write such considered, intelligent, and caring posts to other members who've expressed needs! You are a good person! Thanks for all you give to this forum!

beareilly
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bill,
Im sorry to hear about all the BS and your pain. GOd I am praying a speedy recovery for you. I also hope ur mom keeps her brother. A burden is when we are young and we have our younger siblings to watch over, when we are older its a blessing.
Hi to every1, Oakley im sure ya sad and happy to see your son off to college.It is bitter sweet. Im sure the apt looks beautiful
Denise, WOW school doesnt start here until the 9. God the summer flew by with all this poor weather lol
Bea

stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by PAlady today @ 0308
 
Bill,
I'm so sorry I haven't been around the GERD forum for a few days. Wow - you sure have had a rough time of it! But I noticed that the rest of the herd were preparing themselves (I also notice we seem to have a few bulls in the group! LOL) for battle if needed.

I hope you're home or close to it. Just a note about pain - it's much better to keep on top of it by taking medication on a regular schedule. If you let it get up to say a "9", then you've got that much more pain to try to manage, rather than keeping the pain at lower levels with regular medication. So I wonder if that's a bit of the problem. If you're not home already, I think having them give you pain meds on a regular schedule might help you get off the IV sooner.

At any rate, I sure hope the worst is behind you! And remember, we're still hanging around in the hall if you need us!!

MMMMMMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

PaLady :-)

stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Bill,

Hope you are home and things are going well for you.  We are all here and as Denise said it is so easy to see what a great guy you are as even with severe pain you take the time to respond to other members and give great advice.

Thank you for all you do here in the GERD/Heartburn Forum.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Okay, no words from Bill for over 24 hours.......Bill I hope you are home sleeping soundly to make up for all the missed sleep from your hospitalization.  My prayers are with you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


couchtater
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   Posted 8/31/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill? Bill? Bill? Where's Bill?   confused
 
Where o' where are you tonight? confused

Why did you leave us here all alone? cry
 
We searched the world over and we couldn't find you, Bill. shakehead

You got another doctor and now you're at home. turn turn turn turn turn
 
 
Joy yeah

LdyJane
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   Posted 8/31/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
We do worry when he's been out of touch don't we!!!!!

dencha
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   Posted 8/31/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
We do! yeah yeah yeah
Hope you're home and curled up in your own bed next to your Michelle.
Take care and feel better!
Denise

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   Posted 8/31/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes we do Janice, dont we?
Hope you are ok Bill. I am praying for you and your dear family.
I imagine we will hear from you before the night is over....
lots of love and hope and prayers, Anne  

griffdawg
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   Posted 8/31/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
ur on our hearts bill!
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k9lov3r
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   Posted 8/31/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bill
Hope you are doing welland getting some rest you continue to be in my thoughts ans prayers
Mary

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   Posted 9/1/2009 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill,
Just want to add my hopes that you're at home resting! Or at the very least in the hospital resting.

I'll keep the herd quiet for now. wink You just yell if you need us! yeah

Mooooo. Shhhhh, Bill's sleeping! rolleyes smurf

Hugs,

PaLady

oakley
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   Posted 9/1/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning Bill
Just checking to see if there is any owrd from you. As always in my thoughts and prayers.
Talk to you soon..Anne

stkitt
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   Posted 9/1/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Who said silence is golden...........oh I remember Frankie Valie.  Of course that was way before my time.  cool smilewinkgrin turn

With Bill's silence we are going to assume he is sleeping and not wake a sleeping baby or was that a sleeping lion....or perhaps it was a sleeping herd?

Hugs and prayers Bill,

Kitt

Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/1/2009 4:02:02 PM (GMT-6)


beareilly
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   Posted 9/1/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Im with Kitt!! Silence is golden. He must be catching up with sleeep. We are here for you bill.
b

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/1/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Y'all-
Well first off Thank you very much for everything. I just read back through the posts and got to laughing pretty hard.
Sorry I haven't been here. I got home and all the internet was out. Not just my wireless or router, but all of it. The modem was fried, I think my Vonage box is fried, pretty sure my 2 month old router is fried, my ethernet card on my mother board is fried, my power supply for my computer is fried. Luckily Michelle's desktop is on wireless and wasn't hard wired to the router. My son's wasn't either. I haven't checked my daughter's yet though. I just got the cable people to replace the modem and was trouble shooting my desktop, replaced the power supply with a spare, reloaded Vista because my driver cd won't work with Windows 7. That didn't work and I can get Michelle's puter online so it has to be the card. I have a separate card I am going to put in and try it. I sure hate to buy another mother board. This ones isn't 6 months old yet.
Anyhow, enough of that. I am back in the online world, be it one my wife's puter. She is so happy about that!
I did get to go home Sunday afternoon. As he was leaving my room he told be that "by the way, we aren't in your insurance plan. Hopefully they will pay for it since it was an emergency". These guys are the only urologists in the area who aren't in our insurance plan. We have probably the largest plan in the area too. I called and the insurance company said they would pick it up since I was admitted through the ER and I don't have a choice as to was doctor they call. Oh, well. They did say that I would have to pay for it myself if I go to the follow up he wants. I go to my PCP tomorrow and I am going to ask him who I should go to from now on. Seems after this happens I am to see the urologist regularly now. Great all I needed was another doctor. I did got to see the thoracic surgeon about my ribs yesterday. He said he was keeping tabs on me at the hospital. He spends alot of time there. I am sure I seen him almost everyday I was there. I actually seen him more and talked to him more than my urologist.
I finally got around to doing the fasting blood test my PCP wanted done a month ago. Everything came back normal except the glucose level. Now I have to go do an A1C tomorrow. Lets see what else I can pile on here! Unfortunately I am just about the same age my sister, 2 uncles and an aunt was diagnosed. Maybe that is why I drink like a cow.....PaLAdy that for you! Mooooooooooooo!

Anyhow, I am going to take a much needed nap, just wanted to let everyone know I am alive.
Hope to be back on here tonight.

Take care,
Bill

rlopez75
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   Posted 9/1/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, glad to see you back here. Sorry to hear about all your equiptment. The computer based one as well smilewinkgrin  . Its sad how much we rely on this darn internet. Some for work and some for our sanity. Then theres the ones that....well you know. rolleyes
 
Anyways, its nice to see that you are feeling better now. I cant even imagine the type of pain you must of been in. I'm also happy to see that your insurance came through for you on the doctor coverage as well. But hey, your still very young so if you get it all out of the way, your ealth issues, now you can live happy and healthy the reast of your life scool
 
 
Both my parents have diabetis so I'm nervous about it to.
 
Get some rest and please keep us updated on your preogress.
 
Rafael :-)

stkitt
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   Posted 9/1/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Bill,

So glad to hear you are home and all is well.  You sure did fry a lot of stuff but no steaks?

Glad you insurance will cover the urologist. 

Now ace that next test and then on the mend young man !

Hugs to ya,

Kitt


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   Posted 9/1/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill,
MOOOOOOOO!!!! tongue tongue tongue The herd likes it when you drink like a cow, and they hope it's milk! turn

BTW, what language is your first paragraph in? It seems like you were frying a lot of foods but I've never eaten a modem or a router. Do they help with GERD?? smilewinkgrin

Sure am glad to hear you're home, and getting some R&R. Well, at least one of the R's.

And you mean to say you don't like adding doctors onto your list? I thought we were all having a contest to see who had the longeset list! rolleyes

MOOOOO Hugs!

PaLady

dencha
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   Posted 9/1/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you're home, Bill. I'm assuming you had a lightning strike, right? So sorry you had so many computer problems. What a pain! Could your glucose levels be thrown off by all the pain meds, pain, and stress you've been through? Hope those tests come out okay.
Get some rest!
Denise turn
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