OT: Prayers needed

OT: Prayers needed

Post by Sand » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 01:12:18



Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
pancreatitis attack.
We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing great
for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout. We've been
able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him being in the
hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone to
the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he didn't
want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call in a
kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting ready to
shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with this doctor
(bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if DH's kidneys
shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for the
last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five years.
I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
appreciated.
Sandy
 
 
 

OT: Prayers needed

Post by Alida Spr » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 01:44:07


Sandy,

I'll say a prayer for him and you make sure that you stick to your position
and don't let the hospital tell you that you can't transfer him or get your
own doctor.  They think that most people will just go along with whatever
they tell you.  You have to be an advocate for him and make sure that you
know that they have to do what you tell them.

If you don't like what the nurse is saying, go over her head, go to the
hospital director if you have to.  We've been doing this for my grandmother
and it's been working.  They don't like it but that's too bad.  You're
talking about his life and that's more important than their pride.

Good luck!

Alida


Quote:
> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
> pancreatitis attack.
> We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing great
> for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout. We've
> been able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him being
> in the hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
> I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone to
> the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he didn't
> want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call in a
> kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting ready to
> shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with this
> doctor (bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if DH's
> kidneys shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
> We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for
> the last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five
> years.
> I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Sandy


 
 
 

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Post by Kend » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 04:04:31


Sandy, I will say prayers for your DH and family.  Take care of yourself.
--
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Quote:
> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
> pancreatitis attack.
> We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing great
> for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout. We've
> been able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him being
> in the hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
> I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone to
> the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he didn't
> want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call in a
> kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting ready to
> shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with this
> doctor (bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if DH's
> kidneys shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
> We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for
> the last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five
> years.
> I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Sandy

 
 
 

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Post by Barb » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 04:43:41


I hope you all come through this relatively unscaved!  You have the right to
deal or not deal with any doctor you wish!  You and your son need to feel
comfortable with who you depend on for good health!  Barb:o)

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Quote:
> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
> pancreatitis attack.
> We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing great
> for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout. We've
> been able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him being
> in the hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
> I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone to
> the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he didn't
> want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call in a
> kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting ready to
> shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with this
> doctor (bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if DH's
> kidneys shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
> We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for
> the last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five
> years.
> I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Sandy

 
 
 

OT: Prayers needed

Post by Cath » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 09:32:51


Sandy my prayers are with you and your hubby.
--
Cathy
So. California
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Quote:
> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
> pancreatitis attack.
> We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing great
> for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout. We've
> been able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him being
> in the hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
> I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone to
> the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he didn't
> want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call in a
> kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting ready to
> shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with this
> doctor (bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if DH's
> kidneys shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
> We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for
> the last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five
> years.
> I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Sandy

 
 
 

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Post by King's Crow » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:58:49


Sandy, prayer being said for you and your family.

Hugs,
Lynne

 
 
 

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Post by Alici » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:06:30


Quote:

> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
> pancreatitis attack.

:::sending lots of healing thoughts your hubby's way, & supportive ones
to you & your family:::

Alicia

 
 
 

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Post by Jodi » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 21:39:53


Hi Sandy
I'm sorry you have to deal with hospital and town politics!  We are in
that position often becaus e of my daughters disease and our need to
use a local hospital for some things and the childrens hospital for
others...unfortunately!  One time a friend reminded me that the
hospital, the doctors, all of them are your employees when you are the
one paying their salaries.  So be the boss, stand up for what you want
and if need be, fire them and move on to another place.  Your husband
can simply walk out, as painful as it may be, to your waiting car and
go to another hospital of your choice.  It would be great if it didn't
come to that, but hospital politics can be fierce and the only one who
truly, 100% advocates for yourself or your family is you.
Be strong,
Jodi

 
 
 

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Post by M-C » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 01:06:39


I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.  I know that you'll do
whatever needs doing and stick to your guns!

M-C


Quote:
> Sandy,

> I'll say a prayer for him and you make sure that you stick to your
> position and don't let the hospital tell you that you can't transfer him
> or get your own doctor.  They think that most people will just go along
> with whatever they tell you.  You have to be an advocate for him and make
> sure that you know that they have to do what you tell them.

> If you don't like what the nurse is saying, go over her head, go to the
> hospital director if you have to.  We've been doing this for my
> grandmother and it's been working.  They don't like it but that's too bad.
> You're talking about his life and that's more important than their pride.

> Good luck!

> Alida



>> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
>> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
>> pancreatitis attack.
>> We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing
>> great for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout.
>> We've been able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him
>> being in the hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
>> I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone
>> to the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he
>> didn't want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call
>> in a kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting
>> ready to shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with
>> this doctor (bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if
>> DH's kidneys shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
>> We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for
>> the last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five
>> years.
>> I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>> Sandy

 
 
 

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Post by Jessic » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 03:32:51


Sandy - many many good thought. wishes and prayers for you and DH!!!!!

I hate it when you can get the care you need.  Please keep us up to
date - I'll be thinking of you.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))\

Jessica

Quote:

> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
> pancreatitis attack.
> We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing great
> for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout. We've been
> able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him being in the
> hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
> I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone to
> the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he didn't
> want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call in a
> kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting ready to
> shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with this doctor
> (bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if DH's kidneys
> shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
> We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for the
> last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five years.
> I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Sandy

 
 
 

OT: Prayers needed

Post by whoduni » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:37:11


Quote:

> Yesterday morning I had to take DH to the hospital because his cold/flu
> which he has been fighting for the last two weeks set off an acute
> pancreatitis attack.
> We've dealt with this for the last four years, but he has been doing great
> for about a year now with only an occasional small 2-3 day bout. We've been
> able to handle things so far. The kids are getting used to him being in the
> hospital for a couple of days every 6-8 months.
> I called him this morning to see how he was doing and he gave the phone to
> the nurse because the hospital won't listen to him when he said he didn't
> want a certain doctor on his case.She said they were going to call in a
> kidney specialist because they think his kidneys might be getting ready to
> shut down. I let her know first off that we refuse to deal with this doctor
> (bad part is he is the only kidney specialist in town) and if DH's kidneys
> shut down I want him transferred to another hospital.
> We knew this day might come as he has been functioning with 48% use for the
> last 15 years. They told us back then he would be on dialysis in five years.
> I need help with this one....your thoughts and prayers would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Sandy

Prayers going up. My father and sister had kidney problems for many
years, and did the whole dialysis thing. I'll be praying that God
will be with your doctors, nurses, and caretakers as they deal with your
DH.

{{{{{{{{{{{{Gentle Healing Hugs}}}}}}}}

Carolyne in TX