Okay technically it was just a long day....but am I ever whipped.
The day was planned - hubby's surgery at 8:30 a.m. and I should be able to be back home by 2:00 p.m.
The day went:
Hubby was do for gall bladder surgery at 8:30 a.m. at Johns Hopkins. We were required to be there by 6:30 a.m. It can be anywhere between a 1-1/2 to 2 hour drive depending on traffic. We got up at 3:00 a.m. and were on the road by 4:30 a.m. Since it was early, there was little traffic so we got there about 6:00 a.m. They took hubby to the back and I sat in the waiting room. About 7:00 a.m. they came and got me, so I could sit with him until the surgery started.
And we sat and sat.... it was freezing too! Right before hubby's surgery an emergency trauma came in - who has the only operating room not in use at that precise moment? Yep, that would be us. So we sat and froze some more. Around 10:30 we prepared again..... but another emergency trauma comes in and again who has the open operating room? Yep, more sitting and more freezing!
At 12:30 p.m. they finally came and got him. Surgery started at 1:15 p.m., ended at 3:15 p.m. and at 4:15 p.m. I was finally able to see him.
The nurse was going over all these instructions with me and it was then that I realized they planned to send him home. I had specifically asked the doctor this after surgery and he told me he planned on keeping him overnight. I told the nurse this. She said that the orders had had both a "release to home" and a "release to another facility"; when she had questioned the interns on what it was they had told her "home". She calls the doctor, he advises that I was right, he was to stay. Now they have to find a room.
Hubby was in the room by 6:00 p.m. Me on the other hand was totally exhausted and facing a 2 hour drive home in the dark. I left about 7:00 p.m. and fortunately the traffic wasn't too bad and I pulled in around 8:30 p.m., walked my dogs (my sister came and did a mid-day walk for us) and hit bed about 10:15 p.m.
Now they are trying to decide whether or not to keep hubby another day, we're pending the insurance approval. So I'm home waiting on a call. I'm hoping for tomorrow, I am just so tired...