I'm currently on a continuous aminophylline infusion in anattempt to stabilise my chest so that I can have lung surgery at the weekend.
However, I'm being driven mad by the vast gaps between one bag finishing at the next one being hung. Despite being on a specialist respiratory ward in a tertiary referral centre, I have so far waited two hours, abd counting, for the new bag.
Am I just being over-sensitive? My chest is certainly starting to tighten it that could just be grumpiness! I know wards are busy, but I don't understand why these things need take so long. How long do you think is reasonable? How long before your chest notices the infusion has stopped?
With thanks. X