Yesterday and today were spent worrying about kiddo #2 and wondering when she gets to come home.
She had emergency surgery yesterday morning (Sunday). The doctor called about 10 am to say everything went well and she should be able to go home in a few hours. His recommendation was to call back about noon and check her status with the nurses.
We called at 12:30 and found out she was still in recovery. Nurse said she was having a rough time with the after effects of anesthesia. Her recommendation was to call back in a couple of hours. When I called Kiddo #2 about 3, she talked about 30 seconds and then had to hang up. Her stomach was unhappy!! That continued until about 11pm. She sent a text and said she was finally able to keep a sip water down! She was feeling sort of human again!
This morning she called about 7:30 and said the surgery team had put in discharge orders but to give it a few hours before we left home. We left about 10:15 to trek into Los Angeles.
When we arrived, the valet parking attendant said to pull forward to the pharmacy line. The hospital doesn’t normally have a drive-through pharmacy – it was a pop up canopy with someone who takes your information and then goes in and gets you the prescription so you don’t have to! Since we were picking up a discharging patient, we didn’t have to pay the $16 valet fee. By the time Kiddo was wheeled out, the pharmacy tech was at our car with her meds! Win-Win
Now getting her car from the parking structure wasn’t as straightforward. When we got to the structure, her ID didn’t activate the gate – the drugs prevented her from remembering that she can only access that one during the weekend! So John jumps out and hikes up to the 3rd floor. Only to find he left her car key in my car! This “quick” diversion ended up taking us 30 minutes!
A quick trip to her apartment to drop off her car, pick up a few things and then ride home. The highways in California SUCK! Road construction is always happening. Every bump had her moaning. About an hour later we make it home. She is currently drugged and sleeping. Hopefully she feels better tomorrow!