7:30 am – the morning of January 11, 2016
Night No. 1 was a total fiasco - no sleep - up and down trying to keep him relatively comfortable.
Day No. 2 – a marathon - getting a script for Pain meds which meant getting a hold of the doctor; getting him to make a referral for Home Care; cancelling the lab because there was no way of getting him there; and finding a way for Fred to be comfortable for the night so we both could sleep.
I must have hit 5 different furniture stores and finally found a power recliner that would fit into the condo - remember he cannot use his arms to get up or down because it would put pressure on the sternum. (Actually, the recliner is really nice)
home care were on –the-job right away; the specialist wanted him to get his blood checked - my first statement to the nurse was to ask the doctor if he wanted to come over and try and get him to the lab. That quickly prompted the effort to get someone to come over and draw the blood - which happened.