Saturday, April 05, 2008

Part 2

So, the cna who left me to "fall asleep".

After I had been up for a while and my legs had stopped twitching, I rang to be put back to bed. (And got some more sleep.) The cna and the nurse both came in. And, I said:

"What I want is to go back to bed, but I'm afraid to. If my RLS returns and I need to get up, I'm afraid that you will leave me in bed "to fall asleep" for 1 1/2 hours again, and I'll have to go through that torment again."

The nurse not only gave the cna what for, she reported it to the nursing coordinator.

We got two doses of Perkocet last night. However, I may be having a reaction with some other drug I'm taking, because they didn't last four hours each. The first lasted 3 and the second 2. I need the doc to amend the order again, to allow for a third dose (of 1/4 of a tablet -- it's not a lot) during the night if I need it. I wonder how long that will take. The nurse and I are hoping for today but I'm not counting on it.


joared said...

Oh, what frustrations you are having (as if the pain isn't bad enough.) I guess you're not really caring about compliments on your writing, but I like that line in the previous post about your legs doing "Riverdance."
Sorry you're going thru this. I've had to go to bat with staff for more than one patient to get them to listen to the patient -- the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

kenju said...

I hope you get to the bottom of the problem before long, MG, and that the nurses do what is best for you.