DH Has Gone to Hospital
Update Post 21: Surgery done and doing well
, Nov 18 2012 02:42 AM
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:42 AM
My DH had his tonsils out last week on 8th November. I posted a thread asking for recovery hints and tips.
Tonight I had to ring an ambulance to take him back to hospital. He left about 15 minutes ago. He has had a bleed in his throat and has been coughing/vomiting up clots and lots of blood. Very scary. It wouldn't stop.
Our 2yo DD is a bit freaked out by it all (she was awake).
I've rung my mum and told her.
Now what do I do? Try to sleep? Obviously I have to get DD back to bed. When should I call the hospital to check on him? He's gone back to the private hospital where the surgery was done.
I've never been in this situation before. Just a bit unsure of everything.
Edited by Paddlepop, 18 November 2012 - 12:23 PM.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:50 AM
How scary! Did he take a mobile phone? I would call the hospital and see what the best way to get updates is.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:53 AM
Give the hospital a call, they maybe able to give you an update. Hope he is okay.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:00 AM
No he didn't take his mobile. Just the basics like Medicare card and PHI card, and the business card with the surgeon's after hours mobile number on it.
I think that I'll try to get DD to bed and then ring the hospital. Currently she is dancing around the lounge room with a little guitar and rocking out to Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child Of Mine" on Rage.
Might take a little while to get her to settle down!
DH should be fine. He might need further surgery to stitch up any bleeding. Apparently the chances of that are only 1/100 but I guess that he might need it after all.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:47 AM
Toddler has been wrangled and put back to bed. She gave me some extra hugs and kisses before I was allowed to leave her room but is okay with the fact that Daddy has gone to hospital.
DH rang me about 10 minutes ago. He is having surgery as soon as the surgeon arrives at the hospital. He was triaged as the highest priority there, and is actually the second tonsillectomy patient to go in tonight with a bleed. That made him feel a bit better, but also a bit worried.
I rang my mum and updated her. She hadn't managed to go back to sleep anyway. I think that she will now that we know what is happening.
I'm off to bed now.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:48 AM
Hospitals don't sleep so if you're awake just call them for an update.
Good luck with it all and hope DH comes home quickly.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:04 AM
Hope you managed to get some sleep and that your DH surgery is over.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:07 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:25 AM
Argh, I wish I hadn't read this now as I was only talking to DH yesterday about booking in for mine. That must have been very scary for you all. I hope his second surgery went well though and he can recover now.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:39 AM
Hope your DH is ok OP.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:48 AM
Hope it all went well op!
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:48 AM
Hope the morning has bought you some good news op?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:49 AM
I hope he's ok and you got a bit of sleep.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:17 AM
I hope he is ok and you managed to get some sleep Paddlepop.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:22 AM
I'm so sorry to read this. I hope you managed to get some sleep, and your DH's operation goes well. Thinking of you all x
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:37 AM
Hope he is ok
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:42 AM
While I feel for you and your husband I just can't get the image out of my mind of your 2 y/o rocking to Guns'n'Roses - priceless.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:43 AM
OP I replied in your original thread, and I was only wondering yesterday how he was going.....so I am very sorry to read your update. How scary for you all, I hope your DH is doing much better today. I'm also sorry he has had to have extra surgery, hope this doesn't set back his recovery too much.
Thinking of you all.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:56 AM
The husband of a friend of mine had a similar situation, and all was well in a short time. At least it's a relatively common complication, so they'll know exactly what to do about it.
Call patient enquiries, find out what ward he's on and get the contact number for the nurse's station. Then whenever you're after an update, call them and ask to speak to the nurse looking after him.
Of course once he's out of surgery and able to talk, you can get the number of the phone where he is.
All the best
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:06 AM
Hospitals don't sleep so if you're awake just call them for an update.
I do night shift and I tell relatives this all the time. If you wake up wondering how your loved one is, just give me a call.
He'll be fine, OP.
I am sure by this time he is snoozing off the effects of the anaesthetic
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:22 PM
Thanks for all of the good wishes everyone. DH is doing well and should be home this afternoon.
The surgeon was already on his way to hospital last night to operate another tonsillectomy patient who was also bleeding, when DH arrived at hospital. DH's bleeding was worse and was triaged of him. The surgeon cauterised a large blood vessel and small vessel that were very close to each other and bleeding. They were in a spot that triggered the swallow reflex and meant that he kept swallowing blood and breaking off the clot.
I've spoken to him this morning and he sounds quite good. He had eaten breakfast and didn't seem to be in much pain at all. He told me to stay home and not come in because he should be home later today. As long as he could eat normally he should be discharged. He's currently enjoying a private room on the cardiac ward, so the hospital musn't have had many empty beds available!
Lalliana It was scary last night but it has definitely been worth getting his tonsils removed. Even with a lot of pain since the operation he has had no regrets about having it done. Just stay within a short drive to a hospital!
My little headbanging rock chick (DD) is still asleep. I'll wake her soon. Hopefully last night hasn't freaked her out too much because she is having a tongue tie release operation in 2.5 weeks, and has already been anxious about it. She'll be very happy to see her Daddy come today.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:31 PM
Good News -- glad everything is ok!
I'm pretty sure there are books on helping kids go into hospital. Might make your daughter more confortable.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:15 PM
Good to read OP.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:17 PM
I'm glad the surgery went well.
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