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Can I still go to my husband??


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#1 vrx_chick

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:05 AM

Hi all,

My DH ended up in hospital yesterday after hurting his leg. He was still in ED when I left, but was in the process of being admitted to the ward, as he has to go to theatre this morning.

Does anyone know whether or not I will have to wait until the hospital's visiting hours (which are 12pm - 8pm) to go and see him???  

I am planning on going up this morning after dropping DS at school...

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but the anxiety / stress / lack of sleep is not helping me think straight...

Thanks

Edited by vrx_chick, 05 February 2013 - 10:45 AM.


#2 SplashingRainbows

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:09 AM

I thought most hospitals usually relaxed the 'rules' a bit for mediate family.

I would go. If it is a really long way then if ring the nurses on the ward to check.

#3 ~sydblue~

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

As PP said. Most hospitals will relax the rules because you are immediate family. Especially due to the fact he was in the ED and is having surgery. Just ring them first and ask when the surgery is.

#4 Madnesscraves

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:26 AM

I'd think that's just to keep the annoying people out. When I was in hospital there was a guard who refused to let people into wards outside visiting times unless it was ok'd by nurse who'd checked with patient. But generally, they'd like you to keep quiet during outside visiting hours as drs do their rounds and patients need rest. Hope your DH is on the mend!

#5 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:36 AM

My Dad spent 5 months in hospital the year before last.  They never once turned me away out of visiting hours.

As PP said they are mainly to keep 'annoying' people out.  A spouse sitting and talking quietly with her partner isn't going to create the same level of disruption that a family of 6 all standing and wailing and running around will.... so I am sure you'll be fine.

#6 Alpha_Chook

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

I was recently in hospital and I had visitors all through the day regardless of what the sign said

#7 vrx_chick

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

Hi all,

Thanks for that. Might ring the hospital in a little while ( am in QLD so still only 6.40am here) to check how he is and when the surgery should be.
It will just be me going, DS wanted to see him (to make sure he is ok) but I said that he will see him this afternoon.

Hopefully they will be ok with me being there, have rung work to let them know I won't be in today, wouldn't be able to concentrate, so no point going to work...

Thanks

#8 elmo_mum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

as the others have said, immediate family can gernerlly come and go as they please....

#9 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

When my DH was in hospital I was allowed to see him whenever I wanted. DH was also allowed in with me irregardless of visiting hours after the birth of our children, he was just told by the nurses that if he's out in the halls to be quiet, that's it.

#10 Katie_bella

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Nope, you don't. You're his wife, not a visitor!

We use them to get rid of annoying people, or when someone has had so many visitors and need a rest. We can actually leaglly enforce them....but i didn't tell anyone that! ph34r.gif

#11 solongsuckers

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

When my mother was in hospital once my dad rocked up at 3am and they still let him in!

#12 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

How is he?

#13 vrx_chick

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Hi all,

Thanks for the replies.  

I didn't manage to get there in time to see him before he went to theatre this morning sad.gif , but the nursing staff were great and let me know where to wait. Once he was back on the ward, no one had a problem with me being there original.gif

Oh, and for anyone who is interested - he went to hospital ( in an ambulance) after the mower caught a metal tent peg, flicked it up and it went into his calf! It ended up that there was approx 8cm of tent peg inside his leg - the photos and -xrays are very impressive!! (But not for the squeamish!!!!)

They removed it in the ED (with the assistance of a heap of morphine and nitrous!!) but he had to get taken to theatre this morning to have it cleaned out...

DH says that it is feeling much better, but he will be off it for a while.. thank goodness he missed the bones and the other vital parts), but as it's his right leg, he won't be able to drive anywhere... that will be fun!!

He didn't get to come home today sad.gif - which means another night of very little sleep for me (can't sleep properly when DH isn't here) - fingers crossed he gets to come home in the morning.. Luckily I have a couple of days of sick leave up my sleeve...

Give it a couple of days and I am sure I will be on the venting board....



#14 ~sydblue~

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (vrx_chick @ 04/02/2013, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all,

Thanks for the replies.  

I didn't manage to get there in time to see him before he went to theatre this morning sad.gif , but the nursing staff were great and let me know where to wait. Once he was back on the ward, no one had a problem with me being there original.gif

Oh, and for anyone who is interested - he went to hospital ( in an ambulance) after the mower caught a metal tent peg, flicked it up and it went into his calf! It ended up that there was approx 8cm of tent peg inside his leg - the photos and -xrays are very impressive!! (But not for the squeamish!!!!)

They removed it in the ED (with the assistance of a heap of morphine and nitrous!!) but he had to get taken to theatre this morning to have it cleaned out...

DH says that it is feeling much better, but he will be off it for a while.. thank goodness he missed the bones and the other vital parts), but as it's his right leg, he won't be able to drive anywhere... that will be fun!!

He didn't get to come home today sad.gif - which means another night of very little sleep for me (can't sleep properly when DH isn't here) - fingers crossed he gets to come home in the morning.. Luckily I have a couple of days of sick leave up my sleeve...

Give it a couple of days and I am sure I will be on the venting board....

I hope he has a speedy recovery.

I will also say that this is why I cringe when people talk about letting their young kids outside whilst they or their partner are mowing the lawn.

#15 PatG

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

I hope he recovers quickly.  This is also why we have a family rule that you must wear long trousers when mowing - not sure that it would stop something as big as a tent peg though!

#16 ~sydblue~

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE (PatG @ 04/02/2013, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope he recovers quickly.  This is also why we have a family rule that you must wear long trousers when mowing - not sure that it would stop something as big as a tent peg though!

I was watching Little Miss Perfect(yeah trash I know) the other day, and the mother was letting the young girl mow the lawn in what looked like thongs.

#17 vrx_chick

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Yeah I don't think long pants would have stopped this thing...

It gave the doctor and nurse who pulled it out of his leg a good fright when they realised how much was in his leg!!

The ambos asked to take photos before they left the hospital too, apparently it was fairly impressive to them too...

Will have to wait and see what the physios and docs say tomorrow...

Oh well, another hurdle (or hiccup) in our bumpy road!

Another restless / sleepless night for me sad.gif



#18 Therese

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

I hope you manage to get some sleep tonight sad.gif

I'm sure the pictures are very impressive!  I hope he heals well.

#19 monkeys mum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

Ouch! I guess he has a good reason to pay some to do the mowing now! Hopefully the recovery is quick and not too painful for him, or you lol

#20 ~sydblue~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:10 AM

Let us know today how he is.


#21 vrx_chick

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Hi all,

He is home! Got up to the hospital just before 9am after dropping DS at school, and he was almost ready to go. We just had to wait for the cannula to be taken out, and his scripts, then he was good to go...

The docs and physios had already been around before I got there
- the peg nicked his calf muscle so they repaired that, and gave it a thorough clean out, then stitched it up (don't know how mans stitches yet)
- but he is able to walk (well, hobble) on it, so he doesn't need crutches as long as he takes it easy, as him walking on it gives him more of an idea when he has had anough and needs to rest it...

He has another week off work, then hopefully will be back - luckliy even though he has a physical job, he was starting to do some computer work for his boss last week, so should be able to just do that for a couple of weeks, and stay away from the physical stuff for a little while...

So not as complicated or dire (financially) as I thought it would have been! Yay!

Thanks all...

#22 ~sydblue~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

Yay, glad to hear he is okay. Now go out and buy him some shin pads for when he is mowing next original.gif

#23 ~elle~

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

No - not shin pads.

Get a lawnmowing company to do it for the next 6 - 12 months!!!!

#24 Chelli

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Oh ouch! The visual of a tent peg in his leg made me cringe! I'm glad he is home now and on the mend original.gif




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