OF WATER in the hospital and have an unquenchable thirst! How can that be?
At the hospital I was able to have ice chips to suck on when this terrible thirst would occur.
Sometimes my stomach/chest would be so full of fluids I could hardly breathe. My belly so distended I could not get out of bed.
They diluted my Potassium levels enough I had to have the “horse pill” size supplement….two of them at a time just before my discharge.
I got home yesterday afternoon about 2 pm and was on the hunt for something to sip on. Gatorade, while cold, was wonderful the first three giant sips. Sugar content in the Gatorade quickly gave me cotton mouth which worsened the thirst. If that was even possible!
Once again, Joe became “My Hero”! He was long gone from home when I arrived. On his way to Nashville, Tennessee. Our wonderful neighbor, Hugh, picked me up at the hospital. Prearranged by Joe.
So how would Joe be of help and not even here? The better question is….how did he know 12 years ago the Christmas present he bought would be just what I need right now?!
He bought a Cuisinart “Smart Stand” small kitchen appliance. Comes with a mini food processor and an immersion blender.
- I am home from the hospital!
- No day and night blood pressure and temperature checks.
- Praise God, no more IV Fluids.
- I had a shower in the hospital which felt great.
- I had a luxurious shower this morning in my home without fear of the blood pressure nurse coming for me.
- A Thank You Tote was given to everyone that tended me. One of the Room Service people had been given one previously that I did not remember. I ran all out of assembled supply packets when she came with my tray. I was distressed she was being left out. She got hers the day before.
- My neighbor came to the hospital to bring me home. He even carried in my cra….stuff.
- Joe and his Cuisinart Smart Stand so I can have chipped ice at home.
- I can make it myself when I need it, not wait for a member of nursing to bring it.
- Sleep in my recliner as I need to. Not the waterbed for a while. I would pee myself trying to get out of bed.