Topic: Need to vent..Please dont feel you have to read.
So I went into the hospital this weekend for dehydration, low potassium and sodium caused by my number 1 enemy, diarrhea.
My normal ward is closed for the summer...Swedes take around 4 weeks vacation over the summer so there was not enough staff. I end up on a different ward with different nurses...bad nurses.
First, two out of 4 times they get my medication wrong....even though I correct them. It took one nurse 6 hours to figure it out. Then the doctor said I needed 2 liters of fluids with glucose, potassium and sodium...I only got one. When I pointed out the doctor said I needed 2, the nurse replied that I drank enough that day that I did not need anymore fluids. Of course today, my bloodwork was again BAD, severely low potassium and salts. Another doctor came in and ordered a bag and was very annpyed with the nurse for changing the orders. Well that was at 10:00. At 1:00 she stopped by again and asked where my fluids were and I had to tell her I had not received them yet. She went to talk to them again. At 2:30, still no fluids so I called the nurse and questioned and I FINALLY got my fluids 4 and a half hours after the docter ordered them. They had to put me on a fast drip because we need to drive 3 hours for a PET scan in the morning and I needed to get my levels up so I could be discharged. I had it with that ward.
My LOVELY surgeon stopped by my room and I told him how much I miss his ward and nurses and that they better be back before I need to be readmitted again. HE just laughed...and called me abnormal. Love the man.
Anyway, I needed to vent. Bad nurses really suck because they pretty much run the show.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope