IV antibiotic's

I posted a while ago about trying to get IV antibiotic's at home.

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Well the GP has said today that they will do their best to do this via the district nurses which is all good :)

To go into hospital for up to 2 weeks at a time is really a waste of a bed, unless of course I am really poorly, one in the eye ha ha Val

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Good news Val, makes perfect sense to me best use of NHS resourses

Best wishes

Jo :-)

Hi Val, you seem very good at getting things - IV antibiotics, nebuliser, 6 bottles mobile oxygen. I keep saying I'm going to start asking for things but I lack confidence think I'm going to be turned down. I could do with more than 2 mobile bottles and I want a nebuliser. I have to rely on my husband to take me to the surgery, at the moment he is busy at work. Maybe I'll get something done soon.

Libby

You do need to ask I think sometimes they wait for you to suggest things Libby find out what you need then go for it my 02 Nurse at the hospital is good I ask her and usually get ha ha :)

OK Val so how come you've got an 02 Nurse at the hospital and I havn't ? I havn't even got a hospital, just my GP and surgery nurse. Maybe it's a county thing - I'm in Shropshire.

I see the consultant at the local hospital she is usually there, she tests for the 02 and increases as needed Val

Yes I think you're right they do wait for us to suggest things, going to do something about it

Ask about a referral to a consultant that's the way to go :)

Thanks Val

Any time x

I have been administering my own iv anti-biotics at home for the last two nearly three years via a pic line the time saved is emence go to a consultant the more enlightend hospitals are now teaching you to do your own Rose

We are well behind at our local hospital, the consultant was new he said the previous hospital he worked at the district nurses did IV's at home. Not around here I am afaid think I am lucky to get the GP and district nurses to agree this time Val

I am amazed i know i have been going to the best hospital in the country for a long time and the staff are fantastic.

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Very good glad you get the best Val x

yOU REALY DO NEED TO BE UNDER A SPECIALIST UNIT IF YOU NEED IVS FREQUENTLY I ENDED UP IN HOSPITAL FOR FOUR MOUNTHS ONE YEAR FOR IVS GOOD LUCK WITH FINDING A PATHWAY THROUGH

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