Do I have unrealistic expectations of my nurse? Ugh Vent.
My day nurses were pretty good, my evening/night nurse... well I puked, asked her to clean it up she threw some towels over it and left it there, after it sitting there for like 12 hours with a towel laying over the puke, I finally asked her ot have a janitor or someone come clean it up.. (an hour ago?) and it's still here.
I had to beg for her repeatedly to remove the catheter so I could get up, that I had full use of my legs back and they said as soon as I did, I could pee on my own... and I WANTED to pee on my own and I had to fight about that too.
I've asked her repeatedly about how to move with a c-section to reduce pain and her answers have been very not helpful or say much.
She told me she had to leave in the second, unused IV because the lab people would use it in the morning to draw blood. I thought that was weird, but said fine, i'd leave it in until the lab people came. (which I DID) but guess what, they said they never draw blood from iv's that have just been sitting there for a few hours, it contaminates the fresh blood sample.... my skin was peeling off and itching from the reaction to the tape, and I finally just told her, you have 20 minutes to get it out or i'm removing it myself.
She finally came back in to take it out and said "As long as your fine being repoked for a new iv if you need one." well duh that's obviously preferable to me then having my skin peel off from the tape on an unused IV.
My throw up is still on the floor......
They don't have a lactation consultant here - ever, and I tried to talk to the nursery staff here to talk about how to get my milk to come in faster with such an early gestation + csection and all they said is pump every 2 hours... well I got 2oz the first time I pumped and barely anything (and I mean not even a drop makes it through the pump valve) and yes, i googled how to pump for preemies when they couldn't answer my questions and have been pumping by hand, massaging the breasts AND using an electric pump just for extra stimulation after.
I spent an hour pumping everytime I pump - these babies getting milk is my #1 priority and I feel very alone and unprepared for this since no one here knows anything about this. Or what's even normal for a 24 week gestation and breastmilk after a c-section.
I haven't eaten in two days and i'm fking hungry. I finally turned into a bitch on her and told her that with my food allergies I need a menu and she can't just tell them to get me a piece of bacon and a slice of cantaloupe... Obviously if I had a menu i'd be able to order something I could eat, if I knew what they even HAD - she offered me repeatedly wheat cereal, toast, and other things i'm allergic too and I keep trying to explain to her I can't eat those foods, so she's just let me go hungry.
I finally had to make it clear I wanted to talk to whoever was around who was in charge who'd get me a damn menu or list from the cafeteria so I could order breakfast in a couple hours an dmake sure I could actually EAT it.
I was trying to be patient and nice, but I finally told her if I don't get some food of substance in me, i'm going to get really bitchy and the fastest way to make me throw a very unhappy tantrum is starve me when I need some real food.
I get food allergies aren't the easiest to deal with, but come on now, it's not hard to get me a freaking menu or find someone who can tell me what they have. Everything she'd list me off in the kitchen is stuff I can't eat... and no matter how many times I told her that and she knew my food allergies.....
Let's just say she goes off shift in an hour and while she hasn't been mean or hostile, she definitely has ignored me and not done anything to help me with simple things....
The throw up is still on my floor.