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post #1 of 9 Old 06-07-2010, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hospitals really suck

Got a call at work on Saturday to say my partner has a possible fractured jaw, and can I pick him up from the hospital he was at and drive him to the major hospital. I'm thinking yeah great silly boy(he's a goalkeeper for soccer and got kicked in the face), he seemed ok when I picked him up, took him into emergency and his face started to swell. Xrays showed 3 fractures and 2 broken teeth. They said he needs surgery asap to mobilise the fragments because his whole chin was loose.
Well we spent Saturday night in hospital waiting, then all day sunday, sunday night and then today. All the while being told 'soon' for surgery. He had to fast for surgery, so hasn't eaten in over 48 hours.

He finally went in today at about 1pm, it is now 5.45pm and I have called hospital twice (went home because I can't do anything while he's in surgery) and they tell me there have been surgery complications and it's taking longer than expected. I lost a friend a few years back from surgery complications. I am absolutely terrified for him, he is my everything this man, absolutely everything, I can't stand this waiting game. Will go back into hospital soon, hassle the nurses about what's going on. I am a mega stress head, and this has tipped me over the edge I've been a total wreck waiting around. I NEVER EVER cry, not ever, I'm a tough nut, stress head, but tough nut and get it done. But I absolutely howled last night, no body other than my parents have seen me cry, don't think my boy knew what to do. I felt terrible, he's sick as in hospital and there's me making him feel worse for upsetting me! He reacted to the pain meds so couldn't have a big enough dose to even take the edge off the pain :(
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-07-2010, 04:32 AM
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I read this on facebook. Don't worry I'm sure her will be fine. If you need to talk eaither face book chat me or PM me :)

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Oh no! That's terrible! Sending positive thoughts your way and hoping that everything turns out the best possible way for you.

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He just got out of recovery so I've been to see him. He was in surgery for 2 hours, and then 3 1/2 in recovery because he was having big problems breathing :S He's hooked up on oxygen now and having a lot of morphine but he was able to talk to me a little bit between dozing off. He wanted me to stay until he got to sleep, and when I thought he was asleep I'd get up quietly and he'd wake up again and grab my hand :( Promised him I'd be back early tomorrow again and stay with him for the day. Poor bugger is swollen up like a bullfrog and not looking real great but at least the surgery is done and now we just need to get him recovered enough to get him home
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-07-2010, 07:15 AM
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Aww the poor thing. I hope he starts feeling better soon!

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Awww, bless. That is scary. Glad the surgery went okay and sending "healing vibes" to your loved one!

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-07-2010, 11:12 AM
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I'm sorry - this has had to be horrible .

Wishing him speedy recovery.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-07-2010, 02:38 PM
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Sending you positive thoughts (for both). Horrible thing to go through (for both).

Back in March I had to have surgery. Was suppose to take 2 hours, took 4 , was more complicated then originally thought. Afterward, I'm in recovery and the surgeon went to tell hubby all was well. As soon as he left the waiting room all hell broke loose. Called code something, hubby can't remember what, and although he had just been told I was fine, he had a gut feeling it was me. Well , it was. Back to surgery, but all ended well.

Sometimes I think it's harder on the ones waiting, after all, I was out, no clue what was happening.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-08-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys :)
I got him back home this morning, he's very groggy grumpy and tired but at least he's home. No chewing food at all for 6 weeks, off work for 2 weeks, no soccer for 8 weeks. He's not a happy camper! And driving me nuts because I can't even kiss him better, he's got 4 big screws in his mouth that are exposed, to hook rubber bands on so he can't chew!
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