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First Nite Home

Actually, back a bit further I suppose. Many thanks to ichthyus who did manage to track me down in teh Discharge Unit and visit some. Greatly appreciated, that. As well as the offers to go get food from the cafeteria, though what would of come from there be the same that eventually arrived. AND because there still is no excuse for drug-induced humour which is only humourus to the drug-induced, I wish to say that I've received excellent professional advice from quietdarkness which proved quite useful getting through the past couple nights.

Onward behind the cut for the faint at heart. Yes. Yes. Considering chain of events I am much more inclined to the assessment that Wed. night's greater discomfort is indeed attributable to passing blood clots along and out. Much better last night, though I did get out of bed about 02:00 so as not to disturb Herself, and spent the rest of the night in the big recliner chair with a couple of the cats acting as hot-pads.

After the aforementioned visit whilst waiting the arrival of my ride, Herself and I trundled on home with two stops for errands. Herself's errands, I waited in the Subaru for all but one of them. That one was paying off the bill on mechanic work on the Subaru. Then when we got home, moved things in from the car. I've weight limits on what I'm allowed to carry, which I didn't fuss about. Although it's often (and fairly so) said that health care workers, and specifically doctors and nurses, make the worst patients, I want to get better. So Herself carried laptop bag into house.

Set up the meds received on prescription, then went and pee'd again. Now, urine is normally yellow or clear; following what I went through normally not yellow or clear. Since Mr Foley came out urine is a red wine to burgundy colour. Even after all the spasming Wed. night, just burgundy. However, first time voiding at home urine was RED, with clots. Not big ones, small ones, which is why I think the spasms from the night before involved moving those buggers through a ureter much annoyed and traumatised already. And after that voiding, incision site pressure dropped way down, so that bright red probably was what accumulated in the kidney, now finaly moving along with the clots clearing. After that first voiding also, back to the bergundy colour again; rather 'old' blood, something which my nursing colleage readers understand. Should be fairly obvious though; bright red constitutes new blood, and may need further investigating. Old blood is just that, old blood clearing out.

We initially thought that me getting into the recliner would be the best plan. Recliner wasn't actually all that comfortable though, so I went and lay down in bed. Settled in on my side. Herself came through about five-ten minutes later to find me, snoring, with one of the Kitnz of Apocalypse emitting sleepyons (TM lolleeroberts. Quite the useful sleep aid when one is not feeling up to par.

Following a several hour nap, got up just as Herself came back to the House from feeding teh Bros. I went out to say hello to them, and got a very extensive once-over by Houdini. Then back to the house and into that recliner. Some of Herself's home-made german potato soup for dinner. My, what an improvement over the past couple days fare. Watched some tube and off to bed about 21:00. Slept well until 02:00 as mentioned.

Thus it seems that the first night home passed in considerable more comfort than the last night in Hospital. No, gentle readers, that does not surprise me.

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fatfred
Dec. 21st, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
I never sleep in hospitals.
Too much noise.

Sending good healing.

madshutterbug
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
I can sleep in hospitals. Learned how, long ago, different place. Don't sleep very long at a stretch, but can sleep.
ichthyus
Dec. 21st, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
*huggles* it was fun visiting with you & seeing Herself.
madshutterbug
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yes it was, and showing pictures, and scheming. A muchly appreciated interlude.
lolleeroberts
Dec. 21st, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
I can't claim sleepyons. I got them from kayre, but it is the perfect description and I use it a lot.

I'm glad you're home and had a better night. Sounds like your puir wee doggies missed you too.
madshutterbug
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
OK, I might not change the attribution in this post because I got the reference from you; and I agree, it's why I used the reference. Ras Mewson is providing some significant and curious intereactions too. He won't generally sleep in my lap, he sprawls on the right arm of the recliner. But every time I'd start getting a spasm/cramp near the site (right side kidney), he'd reach out with one hind paw or the other, and apply what I can only call kitty shiatsu. Just enough pressure to ease off the spasm.

Yes, Houdini specially missed me. He's my dog. *G*
canuckdesz
Dec. 21st, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you're feeling a bit better. :) Kittens and puppies are good for healing sleep. My pup was more than happy to provide sleepyons while I endured chemo.
madshutterbug
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
They are an asset. There's several people bring in their dogs as Healing Touch Dogs to Hospital; ran into one of our oral surgeons with his on my way downstairs yesterday to the Discharge Unit and got a puppy fix. Felt really good.
wedschilde
Dec. 21st, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
isn't blood great? :::nods::: no seriously, it's one of my favourite universal fluids. it's like motor oil. and well, coffee.

:::hugs::: definitely sleep. and definitely use a kittenz to sominex you. we used to call our dog kirby that. he had +5 fur of sleeping.
madshutterbug
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, blood is so very under-appreciated. And contrary to popular belief, we in teh Surgical Theatre prefer that blood tissue remain inside the intra-vascular space, where it can do the most good! All those little red trucks chugging along the Intravascular Highway transporting all that oxygen and CO2 and stuff around. ::nods:: Yes. And best to avoid traffic jams, too.

I think 2 Kitten has that +5 fur of sleep, too.
wedschilde
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
:::nods::: blood definitely should be inside blood :::nods::: they do have a job to do.

and yes, some kittenz and puppy-brothers have magical fur. :D like their bubble of sleepz
tassie_gal
Dec. 22nd, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
I am getting puppy fixes from visiting puppy that came with parents...its GOOD to get the puppy cuddles.
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