Wow, what a day yesterday was. We ended up not getting out of the hospital until 6:00pm. We arrived at home near 7:00. Jesse's first stop was to see Jericho-see had tears of joy to see him, but was not able to get in the kitchen with him, we are afraid he will scratch her and cause an infection.
The home health nurse showed up at 8:30 with 4 big boxes of medication. Oh No, Nursing is not on our resume. We basically have the same pole and pump she had at the hospital, sorry Jesse, she thought she was free of that for awhile. The nurse had Clent and I administer the first bag of saline IV to help the kidneys with the medication. That runs for 38 minutes. Then we start the IV medication, and that runs for 1 hour. It finally hit us that she will get this 3x a day. 4:30am-6:00am, 12:30pm-2:00pm and 8:30pm-10:00pm. They forgot to put anytime in for us to sleep. We need to do these together at first, because we both make small errors, that could become big problems for Jesse. Just touching one thing after handwashing sends us back for another cleaning. If we didn't fully appreciate every nurse in the hospital, we do now!!
Jesse is still vomiting, and has not held food down for 3 days. So if this continues today, we have to call in, and see what they will have us do. Ultimately it could mean going back to the hospital for tpn.
A special thanks to Michele Alvarez and Erica Shubin for sterilizing our house and making a great chicken soup!!!
Hug a Nurse today, they deserve it: