I’m glad Richard is on the road to recovery. He’ll find that using a walker will use muscles he didn’t know he had.
Your mentioning of a gurney brought to my mind a time when I had to have some serious surgery. A large assistant nurse was pulling me down the hall and singing an old gospel song, “Jesus, I’m Coming Home.” I asked her to sing something else, please. She apologized profusely and told me not to take it as an omen.
Everything turned out fine. It’s a story I’ve told to many others and it usually gets a good laugh.
Keep a stiff upper lip, girl.
Wow! Ang, I learn so much from your narratives. I felt like I was there. You should take your material and create ANOTHER book for how mom’s deal with emergencies at home! So many of the things you did were so important (like mentioning about his first experience with anesthesia so the nurse knew to double-monitor him later).
Like anything else where humans are concerned, lack of communication is a frequent side-effect of dealing with emergencies and having a million things happening at once. We all want to believe that these professionals KNOW they should transfer all relevant details on to the “next dept.”, but it doesn’t always happen – and sometimes a concerned spouse or parent can make him/ herself a pain to the nurses and doctors, but better that than not having all the information available to caregivers who need it so the patient gets proper supervision! Good for you!!
I’ve got you and Richard on my prayer list!
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