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.

    THERE IS ONLY ONE PAPWORTH

  • 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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