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Thread #143863 Message #3325081
Posted By: Bat Goddess
19-Mar-12 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Wasn't able to get back to sleep, but a little while ago I had a lovely chat with his nurse, Cindy, who explained a bit about ICU psychosis. She says it's very common. Of her three patients this weekend, two have the syndrome. (Actually, in the article I just read, it said the occurrence is in 2 out of 3 patients in the ICU for 5 days or more -- Tom's only been there 2 days and Friday from late afternoon.
She said he's been very polite and hasn't yelled at her as some patients do. He's just refusing the blood draw and the heart monitor until I get there. She also hopes just daylight will help. Things ARE always darker when it's still night.
I feel a bit better now -- although extremely tired/sleepy. I almost fell, trying to climb one more stair that was actually there. I just ate breakfast and now have to let my hair dry before I drive to the hospital. Maybe I can make some phone calls before I go.
It's going to be a long day.
I think I'm very glad my district manager is "punishing" me by taking me off this week's work schedule. Hope I'm alert enough to drive safely.