Yesterday as late as a quarter to 5 the plan was to move Nancy. At 5:30 the plan was cancelled. I thought she was being moved during the time I was writing last night. Not so. She is still in the ICU and, perhaps, to remain there over the coming 3-day weekend. Then she might get shipped off to Ellensburg. I’m hedging my bets now.
I do know that the social services folks at the hospital have contacted the admitting folks at one of the local skilled nursing/physical therapy facilities – with an estimated time of arrival of early next week. We’ll see.
I think the removal of the chest drain resulted in a bit of extra fluid building in Nancy’s body, especially the feet and legs. They gave her an extra dose of diuretic but they removed the bladder catheter a couple of days ago also. Guess who is happy he is not having to deal with the consequences of that combination of decisions?
(Yesterday I mentioned the lifting machine in Nancy’s room. Actually the term used is a “Standing and Raising Aid” or SARA. The link here will let you have a look at it. The first image has the optional potty in place. ) http://www.allegro.hu/arjo%20encore.pdf