Heparin drama

Our first day with Matt back at home - well Luke's home but ours too for the next day or so. We were looking forward to a nice relaxing day, resting and catching up. Instead we were woken with a call from the GP chasing us for more information so he could arrange the District Nurse visit for Matt's Heparin injection. Unfortunately we couldn't help him much as we were still waiting for the drugs & instructions from the hospital. We were advised by our Macmillan nurse to wait until the afternoon as hospitals were so busy in the mornings. With nothing but waiting to do, Luke whipped us up some lunch, uncle Steve popped in, we had a few phone calls and then it was time to start chasing the hospital again. It took Jenni & I until 1700 to finally, after copious incredibly frustrating calls, to have the ward nurse agree that if they couldn't arrange Matt's drugs today then we could bring him back for his injection and steroids at 1800. Just before 1800 we had a call from the hospital to say the drugs had arrived. Hallelujah! It was like a huge weight had been lifted, we didn't have to fight the system anymore. Jenni turned up, took Matt & I off to the hospital - hopefully for the last time - and we had a flying visit to ward 407. It's so good to have Matt back home again and to have so much support from family & friends - thank you all so so much xx

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