After trying to quickly wrap up the neuro appointment, we cabbed it over where I was hooked up in the day unit for my first dose of IV antibiotics. It didn't take too long and I was told that the rest of the 14 day treatment could be done through the homecare nurses and that the supplies would be delivered to me that evening. While the idea of carrying around a little IV pump and having daily homecare was annoying, it was better than the idea of being hospitalized.
When no supplies showed up at the apartment that evening, I spent the rest of the night calling all numbers I had for the nursing people, the on call doctors, and the supply department trying to figure out what was going on. Turns out what was going on is that the paperwork never went through and even if it had, the supply people would not deliver it as I'm not an Ontario resident. This is the wound care issue all over again.
Thankfully the doctor said I would be fine delaying treatment by a evening (the medication is suppose to be every 8 hours) and that everything would be sorted out today.
Everything was not sorted out today and the plan has changed from "having it done through homecare" to "being hospitalized this weekend". All because some people can't get paperwork done. Arghhh!!!! I had even thought this might be a problem on Friday when I left the day unit as I kept saying that homecare doesn't provide supplies. I was told many times that it was all sorted out. Clearly it wasn't as I sit here in the hospital angrily writing this.
They claim it's just a weekend stay but no one believes that. Even the nurses laughed when I said something like "just for a few days right??....right....?" Now the doctor wants me to get a PICC line while I'm here and I'm sure tonight she'll think of a million other tests that would be easier to run while I'm an inpatient. I predict leaving Wed-Thurs as it will also depend on the supplying issue.
12 hours in and I already feel like screaming at everyone in frustration and am ready to break out. Perhaps I can distract them while Isaiah raids the medication room and sneaks out bags of IV tubing. *sigh* Hospital stays are so much harder when I don't feel sick.
|One of my two IVs. They are seriously running out of veins.|