Thank you all for your excellent advice of just going ahead and talking to the medical personnel about my concerns. I talked to them some yesterday. And they answered some questions. But they didn't know fully what the discharge plan would be because they decided they weren't going to send John home yet after all, because of his poor kidney functioning. So I guess they have time to work on a plan.
I spoke immediately to them about the situation of them not showing us how to take care of the PICC line, nor where to order the supplies from. Nor scheduling the bandage change. The nurse practitioner was immediately apologetic in her neglect. This made me feel a lot better and gave me more faith in them as a hospital. Because they have always been totally on top of everything in the past. I wanted to have that confidence in them again.
I feel a lot better about things, I think we will have a plan in place when it is time to go home. I hope. If not, I will make sure there is one.
And I see now that we are not going home (because John is having kidney function problems) that my inclinations about something being wrong with his health was right. I was not just being paranoid. I always know when something is wrong with him. If they had just sent him home without checking his creatinin level it would have been bad. One of the doctors had actually suggested just sending him home this past Friday. The nurse practitioner told me so. But she told him she didn't want to do that, and could he PLEASE come in to Day Hospital on Monday (yesterday). I am glad she did. If she hadn't we wouldn't have known how his kidneys were functioning. Or maybe the test would have been done back home with a home nurse, showing chronic kidney failure, and we would have had to turn right around and come back to Hershey.
Okay, enough already. Got to go do some other things. I am up much too early, but I am having trouble sleeping these days and I don't really know why. Maybe I will go back to bed.
Love, Krissy :)