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Hospital, Day Two.


Dianne is spending her third night in the hospital Telemetry unit.  Her lungs still have dangerously high levels of carbon dioxide (though lower than yesterday) and she is still unable to walk.  Today she was very tired but we passed it peacefully and pleasantly.  She will have to spend at least a few more days on the ward and then almost certainly some time in rehab.  We want her to stay in the hospital for rehab rather than be sent to another facility.  Her in-hospital doctor agrees but cannot make that decision by herself;  the physical therapits agree that this will be the best plan, but all they can do is make recommendations.  It seems to me incredible how much of the way medical professionals conduct their practice is determined by hospital and insurance company policies,  The people taking care of Dianne are uniformly competent and compassionate.  But i must keep my fingers crossed because of the effects of policies.

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amaebi
Feb. 10th, 2015 12:45 pm (UTC)
Holding my thumbs along with you.
bobby1933
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
bardcat
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
Praying for Dianne and remembering you and all those who care for her.
bobby1933
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jeff.
pondhopper
Feb. 10th, 2015 03:11 pm (UTC)
Insurance has replaced humane ways of doing things all too often. Good luck and I am sending super concentrated good thoughts for you and Dianne.
bobby1933
Feb. 10th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
amaebi
Feb. 11th, 2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
I am hoping that all is reasonably well. Though unreasonably would be even better.
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