Tuesday, April 28, 2009

All Day Exit

It took all day, but we finally made it out of the hospital. The results of the culture came back just before noon. The infection was due to a less hearty variety of staph, so it wasn't necessary to put a Portacath in, and oral antibiotics would be sufficient for treatment.

The wheels of progress often times move slowly in a hospital though. The seemingly simple task of ordering the antibiotics took until around 5 p.m. We packed up our stuff, got Krista unplugged from the IV, and discharged by 6:30 p.m. And fortunately, traffic wasn't too bad, so we were able to get home, pick up the kids, and get them in bed by 9:30 p.m.

The day was further complicated by the fact that both our cell phones were running seriously low on batteries because we were in a rush to get to the hospital and forgot to bring the chargers. Somehow we managed to have just enough to let Krista's father know what was going on, make sure the kids were taken care of, and figure out where to pick them up before they both were completely drained. Phew! That was close! Thanks to the Steffens for watching the kids, and to Cheryl, the Veroefs, and Lori for working it out to have dinner ready for us when we finally got home.

The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
and patience is better than pride.
(Ecclesiastes 7:8)

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