Monday, March 23, 2015
Wow, what a night at work. It started out pretty normal, and ended with a long code (close to 2 hours) in which the patient did not make it. Draining, emotionally and physically. Everyone did a great job, working as a team and I wish the end result could have been different. Hug your loved ones today 🙂
Got home in time to head to bed for a quick “nap” as I was up in three hours to accompany Kimm to her appointment with the spinal surgeon. Her new PCP recommended making an appointment with him as she is experiencing similar symptoms that she had before she had her neck fusion two years ago. The appointment itself was short — the doctor pretty much said that he would need to see an MRI to see if there are any changes since the last post-op MRI. If there are no changes, there is nothing he can do, surgically. If there are any changes, we will meet back with him to discuss the plan of care. He also ordered a back x-ray as well. As soon as we left the building I suggested we get the x-ray taken care of right away since we were already out. We headed over to the very close hospital and we were in and out within less than 1/2 hour. So now we are just waiting to see if the insurance company will approve the MRI (which HOPEFULLY they will since it has been 2 years since the last one and a spinal surgeon wrote the order…fingers crossed!!!!). If it gets approved I really hope that something will show up because otherwise it’s going to be very frustrating for Kimm as the symptoms are so bad and causing a quality of life issue…then it will be dealing with maybe a pain specialist?? I’m hoping we don’t have to go down that road.
After getting back home I actually wasn’t that tired, considering I only got a few hours sleep. I’ve been doing French and reading blogs and organizing my bookmarks on the computer. Soon I’ll make dinner and I’m SURE after I eat I’ll feel very sleepy 🙂
Tonight is my second night on and I hope that it is calm.