Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pie and Hospitals


Yesterday morning, I got busy and dealt with all the apples we had gotten from Oak Glen..made a big pot of applesauce and this French Crumb Pie..oh and it was good, believe me!

As I was cleaning up the kitchen, Alan came home from one job and told me had had gone to the 24 Urgent care center again as his infected finger wasn't doing well..they suggested he go to the emergency room as it needed to be xrayed....they suggested we go to the county hospital...which we did..

not a good experience...only one person was there to do everything, triage..check people in, etc. and there were over 50 people in the small waiting room...we couldn't even find a place to park..after being in one line for about 15 minutes and then discovering it was the wrong line....we decided to go elsewhere.....

We went to a hospital much closer to us..the Inland Medical Center...and had a much different and better experience....the waiting room wasn't crowded..no lines, there were plenty of people to check us in and out and it was alot more pleasant..(if being in a emergency room can be pleasant) The atmosphere was relaxed and comforting....
He was seen in about an hour and then he had some minor surgery done on the infected finger...they drained it, found/ removed some dead tissue..did a aggressive job with a IV of antibiotics and pain medication....they did blood tests and found out his sugar was high..which was why the infection wasn't going away...
he now has a prescription for his diabetes, which is wonderful...as well as two different antibiotics and pain medications....The nurse was wonderful, kept us laughing and it actually wasn't a bad experience.....he also had an xray and we were relieved as the infection hadn't gotten into the bone...said it was good he came in when he did..another day or two it might have been a different outcome...

What is really awesome is that we had gotten a large check just a few days before that will cover the expenses...isn't the Lord wonderful? He provided and means this injury for good...Alan can get his diabetic meds now which he hasn't been on in about a year.....something we've both being praying about..


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We came home later last night, praising the Lord and ate pie..what a life!
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