This afternoon the home health nurse stopped by and changed the dressing over Karen's wound Vac. Subsequently, Karen had a splitting headache and nausea. The home health nurse called to check on Karen, then called back to say "Get to the emergency room right away."
Apparently the fluid coming out of her back didn't look like normal wound drainage, so now the concern is that they were PUMPING CSF out of her back.
Now here we sit in the full ER waiting room. One bright spot, some thugs are supposed to be coming to finish beating up a woman and some families have decided to take their emergencies to the other hospital. So we're getting close to the head of the line.