A Week of Hospital Recovery – Day 7

December 31, 2013 by  
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A Week of Hospital Recovery - Day 7What does a typical week long hospital stay look like?  Here is a day-by-day schedule of our most recent visit.  The patient is Jessica and the treatment was surgery to remove part of the intestine.

 

Day 7

Discharge day.

Procedures for discharge are scheduled to begin in the morning.  Doctor was to arrive at the hospital at 9:30 am with discharge to begin between 10 and 11 in the morning.

Patient woke and did one more workout with therapists.  All vitals were normal and the discharge orders were prepared. Read more

A Week of Hospital Recovery – Day 6

December 31, 2013 by  
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A Week of Hospital Recovery - Day 6What does a typical week long hospital stay look like?  Here is a day-by-day schedule of our most recent visit.  The patient is Jessica and the treatment was surgery to remove part of the intestine.

Day 6

Patient is in good spirits and is anxiously awaiting discharge.  Blood work and vitals all look good.  Monitor the rest of today and discharge tomorrow.

Trips to the bathroom more frequent.  Patient now feels she often has enough time to make it to the toilet after feeling the urge to go.  Requires moderate assist to get up from bed or chair, and can then walk around with minimal assistance. Read more

A Week of Hospital Recovery – Day 5

December 31, 2013 by  
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A Week of Hospital Recovery - Day 5What does a typical week long hospital stay look like?  Here is a day-by-day schedule of our most recent visit.  The patient is Jessica and the treatment was surgery to remove part of the intestine.

 

Day 5

This is the first morning the patient woke up in her new room.  Patient presents similar to day 4.  She is alert to her surroundings with normal blood work.  Breathing remains slightly labored but is improved over the previous day. Read more

A Week of Hospital Recovery – Day 4

December 30, 2013 by  
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A Week of Hospital Recovery - Day 4What does a typical week long hospital stay look like?  Here is a day-by-day schedule of our most recent visit.  The patient is Jessica and the treatment was surgery to remove part of the intestine.

 

Day 4

Patient suffered nausea on and off yesterday, but starts the day clear today.  Diet changed from liquid foods yesterday to solid foods today. Read more

A Week of Hospital Recovery – Day 3

December 30, 2013 by  
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A Week of Hospital Recovery - Day 3What does a typical week long hospital stay look like?  Here is a day-by-day schedule of our most recent visit.  The patient is Jessica and the treatment was surgery to remove part of the intestine.

 

Day 3

Patient experienced some nausea in the morning.  Although it is a concern, this is pretty typical given the surgery on the bowel as well as the anesthesia and subsequent medications.  Read more

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