These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Jay's Surgery: Day 3

Is this really Day 3? That hardly seems possible. Our booklet has just four days listed for hospital recovery, so hopefully, that means discharge will soon be upon us. Some friends are driving in from Richmond, so I'll again be going to the hospital shorty.

Jay didn't get as much exercise today as some patients because he continued to have a very high pulse. The nurses didn't want to risk pushing it higher. This is not uncommon, especially among younger patients. His heart is strong and surgery has given it quite a trauma. Now, the beta-blocker medication is taking effect. He had off some of the chest bandages, so I got to see the incision a bit.

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I have to say we are comfortable with this section of the Royal Columbian Hospital now. I know shortcuts to get around to the second floor of the Columbia Tower quickly. Today, a First Nations guy from Prince Rupert went in for value replacement and to mend a hole. He has been one of the patients in Jay's room since he arrived in it on Wednesday. As it's a big provincial hub for cardiology, we have gotten to see folks from both near and far.

Morning Class

I was pretty accurate in yesterday's entry. Jay had a nutritionist talk during the morning classes today. He wasn't very impressed with her knowledge or presentation skills! We, however, have ticked off a number of hospital surveys about food, housekeeping, and linen. Everything has been rated good or better.


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