More of a WWYD. Should I take her to the hospital appointment?(21 Posts)
can you ask the hospital if she can stay another night or get a B&b over night
I would talk to the consultant's secretary and explain the situation - could they not bring the tests forward to be done before she is discharged?
I agree with you that being discharged fo one night, then traipsing back for one night and a total of 5 hours driving sounds a nightmare.
Do they have to be done straight after her discharge? If not, I'd be tempted to rearrange so you can enjoy having her home for a week or so.
Glad she's coming out btw.
could the tests not be done at the hospital where she is? (I papreciate different hospital, and no your consultant etc, but 5 hours is a lot of driving, and so soon after being discharged too...)
I wold try to delay them, TBH. It sounds like she needs a break and time at home.
then i would delay the test, it sounds like she needs to come home and have a break from hospital life
What good news she's coming home! Ask the secretary if it's possible to have the tests done at the hosp where your daughter is currently before she's discharged. If not then ask for a short delay to give your daughter a chance to rest at home before going through it all again.
Pixie is this GOSH? i'm sure they would be sympathetic if you explained her situation. If not could you turn it into a treat weekend in London, just you and her? If you booked a central hotel than it would be very easy if she needed rests ect.. as well as being not far at all to get to places.
My other idea was asking them for them to be done at her current hospital and sent to her consultant, but I see this has already been thought of and vetoed.
I will be thinking of you on Wednesday
Pixie - could the secretary not speak to another of the consultants to see if the tests can be delayed? If he's on holiday, someone must be covering his inpatients, she could ask them, maybe?
(coming from someone who often has parents on the phone wanting to change appointments and tries to always put herself in their shoes... )
I'm sure they will be very understanding, especially as DD2 has been ill for so long.
If she is not up to much would she like something like this? I know you the idea of Oxford Street is horrific, but they take you off immediately to a big, private room and all the clothes come to you, so it wouldn't be the horrible, maniac experience of shopping, and tiring at all. They can also come to you, but I think it is only inside the M25 so you would need a hotel room at least for the day.
Just wanted to say, we stayed in Louise, as Kingfisher closes for weekends, for the night and they were lovely. There was a pull out bed so I could sleep next to DTD and she had a TV. The play specialists also came round as she had to lie still after her op to keep her entertained. I know your DD2 is a lot older but there were children from babies to a 15 year old girl on our ward, so i'm sure she won't get bored. I think there is a teen room somewhere, but i'm not certain. I also saw lots of children wandering around with al their wires ect.. attached to wheelchairs so i'm sure if she feels well enough to move around she will be able to. If you have any more questions please just ask!!
Happy to help
Oh thats good, I didn't realise you had already stayed, I hope I didn't come across to patronising then! Was your DD able to stay on the ward she was first admitted to or did they have to move her? DTD loves to nest herself wherever she goes so took a bit of time finding all her
hiding safe keeping spots for all the soft toys she insisted on bringing
I have done the Topshop thing a while back before a friends hen night and it was really worth it. Otherwise you could always make the most of being near Abercrombie ect.. and run out and get her some things, but that store is
the 7th circle of hell, quite difficult I imagine to navigate with a wheelchair, and all the scent they spray might not be so great for the asthma. The British Museum is also very close if she is into more culturally things.
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