I am so happy to be able to tell you all that Ally is back at home with us. She did it!!! She put up an unbelievable fight and beat the odds. She was released from hospital on Saturday morning. We are all very happy, although in my opinion she was released way to early and with nothing set up for her to continue her recovery.
The doctor in charge and the head nurse told us they had a "PLAN" to release Ally on the saturday of a long weekend. We were told thursday night after work, and the next day was a statitory holiday. They were going to just send Ally out the front doors of the hospital, with here 4 bags of stuff, and have her take the train and bus home. With no walker , which she cannot walk without, with no presciptions, no physical or occupational therapy set up, nothing. I was so disgusted and beside myself. This is how Ally is rewarded for winning the fight of her life. Before this we felt blessed to be at Royal Columbian Hospital, a level 1 hospital where people from all over the province are flown to when they are really in trouble. We have nothing but thanks and praise for everyone working in the ICU and the HAU departments. They are the reason Ally is still with us. But as soon as Ally was transferred to a normal ward the level of care dropped exponentially. No one bothered to read her charts and find out why she was in their care.
Long story short, we blew up at everyone. I even got the head of the hospital down to Ally's room. Only then did they start to make some arrangements to aid Ally, but not many. Everything has been left for Ally and I to set up. Unbelievable. Has anyone else had the same BS happen to them upon discharge? Ally went into the hospital with double pneumonia and MRSA in her lungs, and placed into a coma within 6 hours of entering the hospital. In the 2 weeks on the normal ward and even on discharge she has not been seen by a respirologist. We do not know if her lungs are totally clear or if there was any permanent damage done to her lungs. No one seemed to care when we pointed this out. WOW!!!!
We are going to file formal complaints against the hospital. Has anyone had to go to this extent? Any advice? It is just such a shame that after the great battle Ally has won, we have to put up with this. We are very happy to have our wonderful mother and wife home. As you all know, we still have a long way to go but we are enjoying our second chance we have been given with Ally.