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.
The nursing staff will be removing the tube in your bladder and you will
be able to use the bathroom with help from the nursing staff. The doctor
will give you stool softeners to help with your bowel movement.
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. When you are in bed, you may
have a pillow between you legs to keep your hip in the correct position.
You will continue to get your pain medicine and your antibiotics through
the tube in your arm.
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.
You will be asked to rate your pain on a scale from 1-10. Pain medications
will be available for your comfort and to help you in your activities.
It is important that you actively participate in therapy and getting out
of bed and pain control will help with that process.
You will have your blood drawn early. The tube in your bladder will be
removed. You will get out of bed for breakfast and your morning physical
therapy session. Nurses will check you blood pressure and ask you to rate
You will continue to get your pain medicine through the tube in your arm.
You will have your afternoon physical therapy session. The nurses will
check your bandage and change it as needed. Your Care Coordinator will
visit you. Depending upon your progress you will likely go home after
your afternoon physical therapy session.
During The Night
Nurses will awaken you to check on your hip, blood pressure and pulse.
They will ask you to rate your pain and deep breathe.