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OK nurses fess up
anyone who believes you get rest in the hospital hasnt ever been in one......I want you nurses to fess up how do you tell when we have finally fallen asleep and its time to come in and throw on the lights to do vitals,give a sleeping pill ect.....I know there is a secret cuz I havent slept more than an hour at a time since we got here...
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......

We have little monitors that check you for REM. As soon as we know you have fallen asleep we come and wake you up. We get points for how mad we make you.....LOL
I knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......

If that's not the truth. They always seem to come in as soon as you have fallen asleep.....lol. No, the hospital is not exactly a place for rest because they always seem to be coming in your room for something. They sure do keep things busy there.....lol. Doctors orders I guess. Hope Becca's counts were good enough this morning for them to do the testing they needs to do. Praying they find out where the bleeding is coming from real soon. Give Becca a big cajun hug for me. You know the kind I am talking about...lol. Love y'all!

Cajun Hugsssssssssss,
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I've never had to spend the night in the hospital as the one lying in the bed. Spent many nights in the hospital because I worked for a hospital based ambulance service but thats not even close to the same thing. But any way it does seem like it is the last place to get a good nights sleep. If you needed meds around the clock or stuf like that I can see waking you up but to me its seems like they should leave you alone. Last time my wife was in there she was having chest pains so they had one of those wireless monitors on her so they could look at a screen somewhere and see she was alive so I don't see waking her up for anything.
Boy I can relate to this one, It seemed like everytime I fell asleep sure enough in they came... After surgery I was only able to bend at 35 degree anle and every muscle/ bone I didnot break it seemed they had to cut through it.. Every 4 hours they came in with meds for me to swallow, that woke me up now in between that I had IV bags changed and as you know they like the volume on them alarms at thier loudest. Then lets not forget the vitals and to add to it I had to have 4 exrays every 8 hours due to complications.... So really there is no sleep happening untill 6 weeks later they sent me to thier own rehab to teach my wife & I how to do the transfer thing (chair to bed----bed to chair. and once straong enough it was walker time.........then I was able to sleep 4 hours straight...........

Oh yeah lets not forget the catheter that the nurses kept forgetting to empty, when that bags full its full............

Sorry to lay this all out on your post Jayne.................Bronco
glad to know it isnt just me
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......

Comeon you guys,,,,,,,,,, You go to a hospital to get well , not sleep. Mrs Jones, Mrs Jones Please wake up.......... It is time for your sleeping pill..ROFL

Per Dr's orders or Hospital protocal, Vitals are to be taken every shift if not more often. Meds and IV's are also given 24/7 per Dr"s orders, So blame the Doc's we just follow orders.
I believe it was because they were giving her blood they seemed to be taking it every 30 min or so
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......

Jayne Blood vitals are taken on a schedule from the start of each unit, untill that unit is finished. So there is no problem with the patient having any sort of reaction or problem with the transfusion. A safety measure.

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