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A day at the hospital

Mark gave us a lift to the hospital early this morning. We went up to the ward and waited around there for a while. They applied some local anaesthetic and then sent us down to the Daycare ward. They gave Chris a bed and then sent us to the clinic. The clinic took some details, gave Chris wristbands and sent him for blood tests right at the other end of the hospital. After the blood tests we were sent back to the clinic. We waited there until a doctor could see us. Luckily Chris didn't need any extra platelets today so we were given clearance to go to theatre and just had to wait in the clinic until we were summoned. When the call came we were told to go to theatre but to pick up a pillow from Daycare on the way. Then eventually Chris got to theatre for his lumbar puncture, bone marrow sample and line insertion - all went well. Once that was over we had to hang around for an hour and a half until they said we could go home!! Jill came over to collect us and we swung by McDonalds on the way home to get a late lunch for Chris!!
It's been a quiet evening here... maybe I'll have an early night...though somehow I doubt it!!
Back to the hospital for Chris's chemo tomorrow... - Oh joy!!

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tx_cronopio
May. 28th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
ON TV it looks like the lumbar punctures hurt, a lot; I hope it didn't!
vivh
May. 28th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Doesn't seem to have done, apparently the bone marrow thing is worse!!
moth2fic
May. 29th, 2008 08:17 am (UTC)
Sounds as if you didn't get your curry...
Also sounds boring but eventually productive - hope tomorrow goes well.
vivh
May. 29th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Well the special at the restaurant yesterday was actually a sweet and sour chicken rather than curry, but it was very nice anyway! Today they were very slow at getting round to giving Chris his chemo so I got to have lunch there again and today it was beef madras - very good!!
microjotz
May. 29th, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)
What a roundabout day....you would have earned your curry with all that walking !

Glad it wasnt too bad for Chris,good luck...it is today now...thinking of you and Chris.
vivh
May. 29th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Today went well, though everything seems to take a very long time up at the hospital!!
sheaj34
May. 29th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
time
That's why it is called patience. You either learn to be a patient patient or just get frustrated! Even after all these years of dealing with the medical world I still get very fustrated by the hold ups and the time spent there. Still, at least it makes you appreciate coming home more and it is great that Chris is able to be home for some of the half term holiday.
vivh
May. 29th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: time
I understand why everything takes so long... you can see how busy everyone is, but that doesn't make it any less boring just sitting around... I guess we will get used to it, yes we'll have to be "patient"!
margaret_r
May. 30th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Hope things go well with the chemo today. Is there a game or something you can take that you can both play while you wait?
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