Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sarah Hates Doctors, But That Can Be So Limiting*

In the last post, I said that Karen would be discharged in a few minutes. It was actually a couple more hours so we left the hospital at almost 10 pm. Yesterday the home health nurse came by to draw blood. She said she couldn't recommend that Karen be prescribed oral pain meds because she had an infusion pump providing pain management and that according to the log, Karen wasn't availing herself of it as much as she could.
Now we've been waiting for almost two hours, with no end in sight, for someone to come fill the pump which they've let run empty.
Oops, false alarm. The nurse has come and gone. The pump wasn't empty, the bag was mislabeled, so it just thought it was empty.

*Sarah Hates Doctors

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