The VA?! I will definitely pray for you!!
Remember....That place is run by the federal government!!!
I'm a Vet, I worked at Togus for twenty five years and I don't go there!
Count your appendages before you leave!
They all mean well, and are caring compassionate nurses and doctors, but waaaay over worked and have their hands tied by over regulation and politics!
P.S. Did I say I hate waiting in lines for hours on end, too?
They may not be perfect but the "work related injury doctors" did nothing about either his pain or the enormous swelling...one look and the dr out to togus said there was definately more going on...which I knew! At least they are doing something to help him...our only other avenue was the workers comp guys who said take motrin and go back to work! ...I ll take togus over them any day!!
She went back for a check-up on Thursday. Four 1/2 ours there, 3 hour wait, and then 4 1/2 hours back. Sheesh! (But she's doing great - end of problem.) Talk about waits!
We each have 2 appointments at Togus on the 30th. More waiting!
And JustKev - I've been an inpatient twice at Togus for infections. I feel your pain! LOL! (But they did a good job as far as I was concerned - especially the night nurses. Really were great.
All my care this go round has been in the emergency department because that's also their urgent care or walk in clinic. The staff I've interacted with there was beyond caring and compassionate.
I understand over regulation and politics but I don't see a lot of impact of those things in the care I have received from these terrific people.
I am optimistic that I won't be an inpatient for this infection. The response in my arm to the treatment yesterday is phenomenal. I have swelling still, but no where near what it was. One of the nurses said, yesterday, that my arm was near the bursting point. It's not now, not by any stretch.
Don't worry about a thing. Get well soon.
I just don't see how a major infection with IV drugs would slow anyone down that is truly dedicated to this game.
Hope you have a full recovery soon. You both are in out thoughts and prayers.