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#1 NorthStarHope

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:35 AM

Hi, everyone!!

Its me again, just wanted to vent a bit. my sis is still in the hospital
as far as I know, its been about maybe 4 days now and last I heard from her
was two days ago when she said she was very tired. I talked to my mom day before yesterday and she said she might go to the hospitial,but noone invited me to go along :temper-tantrum: to see my sis, but I havent heard from anyone today. see the problem is this is about the 9th time my sis has been in the hospital in two months, every other time she was in a hospital about 10 miles from me so I was able to spend a good bit of time with her, now they have taken her to a hospital about 30 mile away and I am finding it hard to visit her. on a positive note I am thinking maybe she is in bettter hands at this other hosipital. I am hopeing for the best!!!!

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 03:04 PM

Hi NSHope,

Sorry to hear your sister is back in the hospital. I think you might be right that a change of hospital might be for the best. I'll keep my fingers crossed that she is out soon and feeling better.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:22 PM

NORTHSTARHOPE,
You can only do what you can do. Is she able to talk on the phone? If so, call her if you can't visit and let her know you are thinking about her. Try to go the 30 miles as often as you can. It's hard, I know. My mother-in-law was in a care center 1 1/2 hours away so we only went once a month, and she didn't have access to a phone. She had dementia so we often wondered if she even remembered we were there 5 minutes after we left. I felt guilty that we didn't go more often, but when we went we spent quality time with her. The most important thing is that she doesn't feel abandoned. She is probably too sick to care right now, but I know it bothers you.

Hoping she gets better and comes home soon.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:02 AM

Hi NorthStarHope,

I know how worrisome it is when a family member is in the hospital, and I send my warmest hugs to you and your family. I hope that your sister is on the mend!

There are actually some aspects to not being able to visit that might be of comfort to you. When I am in the hospital, I want all my energies devoted to resting and healing, and absolute minimum devoted to company. In the first place, I'm not interested in their germs nor eager to give them mine and all the others than hang around hospitals. In the second place, I'm there to heal and for me that is lots and lots of rest! If I want company, I can always pick up the phone and call someone.

When my husband had his lung transplant, we only authorized one other visitor, other than myself. I would visit for one hour at 2:00 every afternoon. And if he was feeling worn out (which he usually was), I'd talk to his nurse, put a sign on his door saying he was asleep and if anyone needed anything to see his nurse. They didn't like it much, but they had to work around it, and he garnered about two to four more hours of sleep each day as a result. They were astounded when he got out of the hospital in just 8 days. But we're convinced a big part of that had to do with the fact that (on top of a great transplant team and excellent nursing!) we didn't go out of our way to introduce more germs into the picture, and he got enough pure old fashioned sleep to help his body heal as quickly as possible. We also did not allow the TV on, which he could do, being in a private room, so he also had pure peace and quiet.

Anyway, you might consider not feeling quite so bad about not being able to visit as often as you'd like. You don't want to be the one to accidentally spread typhoid fever to her when she's in a delicate condition; nor do you want to wear her down so that her immune system can't help her recover. So see, you are doing a good deed by not doing!

Hopefully your family can update you on her condition soon. And we'll all be sending good thoughts her way!
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:16 AM

Oh my, NorthStar...Loving Hugs to you (AND your sis) as you await better news about her condition.

Your sis is very wise...too bad the doctor didn't listen to her :emoticon-bang-head:

I'm highly allergic to a medication I was taking also...it caused my throat to swell, rendering it virtually impossible for me to breathe. Thankfully, I was on my way to my dr appointment when that took place and she was immediately able to determine the cause!

She IS a fighter...no doubt about it!

What a very special sister you are....thank you so much, for keeping us posted.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:12 AM

HI, Everyone

Went to visit my sister today, she said she was lonely because no one came to see her yesterday, so I stayed until she had he dialysis treatment today. By george, she seems a good bit better, she will be going home today!!
HUGS :emoticon-hug: to everyone for being there! Hope all is well.

Sincerely,

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:05 AM

Hi NorthStarHope

What excellent news about your sister! You must be really pleased that she's feeling better & is able to come home. :VeryHappy:

May she continue to improve in leaps & bounds!

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:09 AM

I am so happy that your sis is doing well enough to go home...that is WONDERFUL!

Fingers crossed that she doesn't have to revisit the hospital for a LONG LONG time! :rolleyes:
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:13 AM

Hi NorthStarHope,

Congrats on your sister being well enough to go home from the hospital! Let's hope she stays well and starts to improve.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:11 AM

I'm glad to hear your sister is doing better. I hope she is able to come home soon with no future hospital visits. That is not a fun place.

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