• My daughter had ovarian cancer stage 3.Two surgeries with inbetween chem was done but now she is in critical conditio with some infaction

    Asked by Ashok on Thursday, January 17, 2013

    My daughter had ovarian cancer stage 3.Two surgeries with inbetween chem was done but now she is in critical conditio with some infaction

    and internal bleeding A well known Hospital trying their best meanwhile I heared she is going to be released in a very delicate condition which is not possible to handle in home.What should I do.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Why is she being released from the hospital if she cannot recover at home? I really don't know how to suggest anything without knowing the why this is the case. Is it a financial issue?

      almost 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Ashok,
      Hello my name is Carm and I am an oncology/end of life nurse that specializes in gyne cancers. You should have a case/care manager at that hospital and I think you should try and ask how they intend to manage her condition from home. I have seen a few women with this diagnosis get post surgical infections and are released into the care of an infection control physician. The internal bleeding is another matter. If you feel that she cannot get adequate care at home you might want to ask as to the possibility of rehab care until she is more stable. I will send you my personal contact information should you have additional questions. My best to you, Carm.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      I am sending both of you hugs and healing vibes. Speak with the hospital Social Services department (the oncology department may have a office their own), and ask them for help and what services they can provide and/or recommend. Call the Visiting Nurses Association (VNSA) here's the link for FL http://www.vnaflorida.org/, They provide trained nurses and care in home for those who need it. I can vouch for the the one in NY http://www.vnsny.org/ - you can try calling them as well and ask for recommendations in your area. Good luck - Remember we are always here to support and help you.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      I had a bad infection after my initial surgery removing a 39 pound ovary and whatever cancer the gynecologic oncologist surgeon could see. It was a staph infection that was very resistant to antibiotics. After surgery they kept me in the hospital almost three weeks. Then was sent home with more antibiotics. I remember they were very expensive, but insurance covered it. I slept and slept and .... The doctor ordered at home nurse care. Please check into home nursing availability in your area!

      almost 4 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar
      derbygirl

      First my prayers go out to your daughter and her entire family who are surrounding her with love. I would ask the hospital for a case manager to assist you in seeing if it's possible for her to remain in the hospital until she is able to be safely transferred to a rehab facility for continued care. I would also check with her doctor about home nursing care. You should be able to find someone that can either be a live in nurse or at least one that would be there every day to assist in her care. Be sure to check with the insurance company to see what is covered under her plan. Take care and I wish you well.

      almost 4 years ago

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