What is probably fairly obvious at this point is that I have both a lot on my mind and a limited ability to accomplish anything worth while.
Worthwhile being rather liberally defined as a few rows of knitting, some laundry, CME, a phone call or three, a hour out of an audio book. I am not making any claims about being efficient about the use of my time or being particularly inclined to communications.
And I can most sincerely confirm what all of us, if we don’t know it from personal experience have long presumed – hospitals are not a place to get any rest, nor are they a location from where anyone, patient or family, can expect to accomplish much of anything during a fairly long day. Interruptions, I swear, are timed so that it is impossible to maintain any kind of task focus.
The nurses, well that one is obvious, as are the various doctors (can’t have just one – no – it needs to be several from different services). But then there are the dietician staff, the nutrition staff, the pharmacy staff, laundry staff, cleaning staff, waste basket emptying staff, sharps container changing staff….. you get the idea.
I am exhausted just writing out the list. But, over all, George is stable. So it now it is just a waiting game.