Monday, November 10, 2008

Update #too many

Hopefully the updates will be ending soon, so I decided to stop counting. There were way more then I first thought there'd be when I was first pressured.... I mean agreed to do this :) Susan won't be coming home today as we hoped, but now the doctors feel like Wednesday will be the day! Her pain is being managed much better now. They've changed her drug dosage and timing, and even added a new one so that now she feels better, and is also sleeping better (with out so many of the hallucinatory dreams). She hasn't tried to escape again, thankfully.
It's almost been 3 weeks now and Susan has gotten to know a lot of nurses, some have been good and some have been not so good. Last night she had a nurse that happened to be added to her "poop list". After being here so long without the ability to do much she has had to find ways of occupying her mind. One of those ways was keeping track on the white board of all the times for her events: walks, bowel movements, pees, "fluffs", and various other things. It didn't always makes sense to the rest of us, but it made sense to Susan. Last night she got a new nurse that she hadn't had yet. She walks in a the beginning of the shift change and looks at the board and asks "what's this mess, can I erase it?", the other nurse just told her to leave it, and we told her what it was. This morning while Mike and Susan were out for her morning walk, the nurse went into the room and erased all of the times on the board. Needless to say Susan was irritated and now doesn't like that nurse. Jerk.

9 comments:

laura said...

How rude! I want to yell at that nurse. I pray that Susan will get to go home Wednesday!!

Jen said...

What a horrible thing for that nurse to do.
Yep, i'd beat her up if i were Susan:)

thearringtonclan said...

ummmmmmmmmmm.. stinking silly nurse...... they just don't realise the what is important to us.. I'd poop in the bed on purpose while she was on call !!!!!!!!! serve her right! oops did I say that???
Sorry to hear that this is NOT the day.. SOON though.. fingers crossed... thank you Justin for the update.. REALLY appreciate it. This has become our second life.. checking this blog hourly!!!!!!!!!!
Hope Susan has a great nights sleep...

Suz n' Johnny said...

Can't wait for you to be able to go home!!! Only a couple days. Yah, take the good with the bad. Those rotten nurses make the good ones just that much better!! :)
Love you guys! Suzanne and John

Chelsea said...

what a b-yatch!

megan allen said...

I wouldn't like her either!! Justin, did you yell at her :) and drop kick her?! :)

hlmortensen said...

Hey Justin, Mike was going to text you, but incase he forgets I figured I would send you a note too. We are planning on handing out the t-shirts at the race somewhere around the registration table. SO, if you could just make mention on the blog to have people keep an eye out for us that would be great. Hope you guys are heading home VERY SOON!!! ;)
Heidi

THE MORTENSENS said...

There are some really bad nurses out there. Really bad. Hang in there Susan! YOu are doing great! -Don and Melissa from your ward

Andréa Morrow said...

Oh yeah.. that would totally irritate me.. I had crazy rules and things, although those things on the board weren't crazy at all. I had a note in the bathroom for the nurses, and cleaning people to close the door if they flushed..because of all the germs that spread when flushing and one nurse laughed and ignored the sign. I didn't like that, but I still like the nurse..we'd already been through a lot w/ that nurse, so I guess its diff when they're new and do things like erase the board..I had stuff like that written on the board as well.