Tomorrow, we go to the doctor's office for the removal of the the drain in Hank's back. Hurray! Another little milestone. I think Hank will feel better without that appendage. And then Thursday morning, he will see his surgeon and get the sutures out. That will be a huge relief! I am hoping that will give Hank the confidence to go out in public again.
Today he decided that enough is enough and he needs medical care. I called Hank's surgeon, Dr. Siebert to get a referral. Of course he only knows one general practitioner and he happens to be the head of medicine at another hospital. Jeff called and as predicted, they didn't give him the time of day. But they did give him the number of an ophthalmologist...who declined to see Jeff because they don't take our insurance...so I placed calls to the nurse practitioners that we saw at the hospital when Hank did his pre-op...and wouldn't you know it, they aren't in today...! What now?
We call every night to talk with the kids. They really miss Hank and always ask to speak with him. They think we are out having a great time, with no concept of what Hank has been through. But they are hanging in there and are eager to see us, as we are them. Hank and I have already been here for over a week, with one week to go... Hard on all of us