Monday, February 28, 2011

Friends & Hospital stuff

Since being here in Ypsilanti (I always said Detroit, never realizing how many towns surrounded Detroit) we have learned a lot. I have learned to raise my windshield wipers in the snow after parking my car. That way the wipers do not freeze to the windshield. I have learned that hospital equipment is much more complicated than I have ever dreamed. BTW we are not new to hospitals either, having spent many hours in them with family and friends.

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(Here are some of the mobile computers sitting waiting on their masters. Every nurse that comes to the room is accompanied by one of these)

I am so amazed at the advancements. It looks a little funny to see a nurse pushing a computer around with them and making entries rather than writing in a hard copy medical record. They can attach to ports and the BP, pulse; kidney functions, etc. are recorded automatically, compared to the last time and analyzed to see if anything should be changed. Great things have happened. Now our Mel, of

http://honeyimhome-honey.blogspot.com/ is headed toward learning all this stuff. That takes some ‘intestinal fortitude’, to attempt to learn and learn all that stuff.

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(Here goes Johnny off to surgery earlier today, he got a feeding tube, dialysis port and meds port)

If you haven’t seen these computers, they are like robots that accompany each nurse. They also have robots to monitor patients and report any problems that develop.(Picture two above)

This is our remote robot.

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We also are learning how many friends Johnny has made up here. We met his land lady for the first time. John has never bought a house never wanted one. He was content to live in a boarding house and has for over 50 yrs.

Some of Johnny’s friends have nick names only: City Mouse(deceased), Wild Bill and June Bug.

Thanks for coming by the log

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PS:

This is Motor City. This was the capitol of the world for cars, I wish someone had kept their heads out of the sand and stayed ahead of the competition. Detroit is a decaying city at present. The last time we were up I saw a house appraised for $350,000 selling…. no, listed for $50,000 with no takers.

But they did build some wonderful cars:

1930studebaker

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1934 Plymouth, ‘Y’ mentioned Charlie Young and his grandpa’s ‘34 Plymouth in her blog.

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This is either a 1953 or54 Mercury. She would FLY!

pS22222 I HAVE TRIED TO COMMENT ON THIS BLOG AND CANNOT

SO IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. i LOST THE BLOG FOR MOST OF THE DAY AND JUST GOT IT BACK. THANKS SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENCE!

8 comments:

shirl72 said...

I was so worried and figured you had lost it.
Hope everything is going OK and no surprises
except the snow. Glad you got the blog back
thought the computer had frozen. Hope Johnny
is improving.

Shirl

That corgi :) said...

it is amazing how much technology has changed over the years for medical treatment and keeping track of that treatment. I wonder if the nurses enjoy their personal computer that accompanies them as they visit patients or if they enjoyed charting like in the "good old days". It does help I'm sure to keep things all together with patient treatment and problems and hopefully makes their care go smoother.

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've not seen any of those new contraptions and I did visit a friend in the hospital just this past summer. Maybe it makes a difference as to the reason you are there as to what equipment they use. With all their modern technology I imagine they save many lives. I hope this new surgery brings some improvement to John and that you all are keeping well too. Still praying that all goes well.

Y said...

Prayers for your friend.

~mel said...

I'm praying Johnny comes through all these treatments okay. It is amazing what medical technologies are out there; yet it all boils down to putting ourselves into the Hands of Our Lord and what His plan is for us. It's sad to see cities, and homes become so run down ~ when you know when they were originally built there was an immense sense of pride in them. What happens to that pride? Where do we go wrong?
Take care and don't go losing your blog on us ... you'd be missed!!! Love to you and your lovely bride ~ and {{HEALING VIBES}} and {{HUGS}} to Johnny.

Sheila said...

Glad you found your blog. Hope Johnny is doing well today and that you and Sherry are getting enough rest too. Trying to send you warmer temps up that way, but they just laugh, they don't think I'm serious...I guess since I am known as snow dancer.... :D Have a great day, Sheila

ρομπερτ said...

What role model of a hospital. Light years ahead, so it seems, seen from here.
All the very best, many getting well wishes and a good Wednesday too.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Looks like he is in a great hospital.