Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ahhhhh. Sigh. Home

We finally got out of the rehab place and home by about 6 o'clock yesterday after waiting the day for the nurse practitioner to get there to discharge Glenn. We were told that the Dr. would be there early in the morning to do that, but we waited patiently until 4 o'clock when I took the rest of our stuff out to the car and pulled the car up to the front door because we were just going to leave. While I was out in the parking lot I saw two cars in the Dr.'s parking space. So I went to the desk and the nurse practitioner was there to do the discharge. We waited all that time because if we let the Dr. (or whoever was going to do it) discharge him they would write prescriptions for pain meds and a wheel chair,and set up home health care and PT. Otherwise we would have to try and take care of that ourselves.
So we are home now and both getting some good rest. Glenn will have dialysis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, to which I will be taking him. It takes about 4 hours for the whole procedure. Home health will come to the house everyday to change his dressing and observe his wound. I'm really hoping that it will heal within a couple days so he can get into the shower. You know how much better you feel after taking a shower when you've been sick. We don't know yet when PT will be coming. He has handled hemodialysis extremely well, considering he absolutely did not want to have to do it. In fact, he has handled everything thrown at him amazingly well. He lost 10 lbs through this whole experience; I really thought he had lost more because he looks like he lost about 20 lbs to me. He is extremely weak and tired, but he is able to get to the bathroom and kitchen without help. He is taking in more nutrition since he has been home, but not on solid food yet. So we are on the right road, just a slow one.

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