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HospItalian wants me to stay at night and go home during the day for iv antibiotics. Has anyone else heard of this?

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CrazyLazyDazy Fri 18-Nov-16 13:18:26

First off I should mention I'm not in the uk. I'm currently in the middle of pregnancy number 3 and have been in my local maternity hospital for the last week with a pylonephritis. I was seriously ill with it and am on strong iv antibiotics. I'm on the mend now but the microbiologist wants me to continue with the iv antibiotics for another 2 weeks.

The hospital have said that they want me to board overnight with them, get my nightly and morning iv drips there and then go home for the day where a phn will come and give me my afternoon iv at home. Has anyone ever heard of a setup like this? Unfortunately where I live, there isn't a 24 hour home care option.

The arrangement sounds very inconvenient to me, although not as bad as the thought of having to stay as an inpatient for another 2 weeks. My husband has already taken time off work to look after our 2 toddlers and needs to get back but we're hoping he can change his shifts around a little to accommodate my nightly stays.

Just wondering if anyone has faced anything similar and how did it work out for you?

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