This morning l woke up feeling less than good, much different than yesterday’s waking up… But l took a deep breath and got myself ready and we headed in a little early to be sure we saw the Drs!
Star Son was nervous and less than chatty. Today the team came minus the Big Boss Dr and his second in charge. So another Dr spoke up and told us they had conferred with the Surgeon and he was happy for Star Son to go home!!
13 days, and we were being set free!
They spoke briefly about physio and did we have one? Yes! His football coach was my Physio first! So plans were made to visit him (Dad had already organised that last week 🙄)
Next we discussed Hospital in the Home nurses, ✔ we had met her the day before they were waiting for their say so.
Next they discussed visiting with the Surgeon for a follow up, again ✔ we have an appointment on 4th June.
So we all congratulated each other and they left and l packed his clothes!
So then the rush began, first the Pharmacy visited, discussed what he was taking and what he could stop taking. She returned a half hour later with a brown paper bag and Star Son and l “high fived” each other, another step closer!
Then came our lady from Hospital in the Home, we briefly went over the paper work from yesterday, she showed us how to turn on the pump, and she went away to assemble that while his dressing was replaced.
Next our male nurse Ran came to replace the plastic skin that covered the PICC line, and while he did that HIH nurse was back with the pump. She hooked him up with enough antibiotics to last him 24 hours, then a nurse will come and replace it.
Physio came by with a letter to tell our physio what he had been doing in hospital. Ward nurse came by with a letter and a Dr’s certificate.
And then we looked at each other and asked “Is that all?”
We had boxes of supplies to take home for the nurse to use, his Bags and my bag.
All in all it was 10.36am by the time we walked out of the front door.
All week, last week he wanted KFC, so we stopped on the way home and got his junk food fix.
Then once at home we let him settle in, while l set up the dining room table as the Nurses station.
Now it’s almost bedtime and l think l will sleep well, simply because he’s back where he belongs and l don’t have to do the early morning runs.
Day 13 was a lucky one for us!