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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Not Much

Not much has changed from last night. The new medication has lowered his heart rate to a more acceptable level, but his heart is still in atrial fibrillation. No visit from any doctor, but the nurse did call for orders once the 24 hour period on the new med finished. It's very frustrating to us both. We feel pretty helpless as we have no relationship with a cardiologist down here at this point. I'm sure there are folks out there who have dealt with being in a hospital out of town, how to handle getting the attention you need? Being the weekend can't help matters either.

He feels fine, which is also frustrating. We're the type of people who like a game plan and go with it, but we need one first!

Many many thanks to all the well wishers, your thoughts and prayers are so very much appreciated!

3 comments:

  1. Most hospitals have a patient advocate who can help navigate the system.It is sometimes posted in the room. Do not be afraid to make "noise"- the way that hospitals are understaffed today demands that you must push to keep things on their radar. We learned this when my father-in-law was hospitalized.

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  2. I agree with Bonnie, make some noise! Sure seems like more and more Doctors are sticking to a Monday - Friday 9-5 schedule. They knew the hours would be tough when they signed up and most are well compensated for their time!

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  3. Weekends in the hospital are the worst!! Early Monday morning, I would begin to make sure they know your are there and need to have some answers!!! Really sorry you need to be going through all this. We'll keep you in our thoughts and send nothing but positive ones your way:o))

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