What Will Happen Today
This morning a staff member will be in to draw your blood. This is routine
and is part of your doctor's orders. You will continue your deep breathing
exercises every two hours throughout the day.
You will be out of bed at least two times today with the nursing staff
and the physical therapist to help you. You will sit up for your meals
and will be able to enjoy a regular diet. You will be able to get up to
use the bathroom. When you are in bed, the machine will continue to exercise
You will continue on your deep breathing exercises.
The doctor will begin you on a vitamin pill today along with a blood thinner.
You will continue on your stool softeners until you have a bowel movement.
The nursing staff will be in throughout the day and night checking your
blood pressure, pulse and your temperature. They will check your bandage
and may change it as needed.
The tube in your arm will be removed and you will begin your parin medicine
by mouth today. You will be asked to rate your pain on a scale from 1
to 10. It is important that you actively participate in therapy and getting
out of bed and pain control will help with that process.
Your Care Coordinator will visit you again today and work with you to make
your final discharge plans including any equipment needs. If you are returning
home you will need a family member or friend to drive you.
You will have your blood drawn early. You will get out of bed for breakfast
and your morning physical therapy session. Nurses will begin your vitamin
pill and your blood thinner.
The tube in your arm will be removed and you will begin your pain medicine
by mouth. You will be out of bed and participate in your physical therapy.
Your Care Coordinator will visit you to make the final palsn for your
During The Night
Nurses will check your blood pressure and be available if you need pain
medicine. You will rest.