My mom (45 yrs old) had a total right hip replacement yesterday at 11:30 am. Today ( april 2nd) she went home at 5:30 pm. ( her choice and doc okayed it).............. WOW!!!!!!! how cool.... i knew my mom was motivated, but not THIS motivated!!!
my mom is a respiratory therapist at this hospital, everyone there was wonderful!!! My mom was out of bed and up to the BSC 1 hour after getting to her room post op!!!! I'm still saying "wow". Today she is walking everywhere, went home, walked up a flight of stairs at home. OMG!!!! I'm simply amazed!!!
~~I worked this floor in nursing school
and I can remember 50yr/males moaning 3 days post op when asked to stand at bedside~~
I"m sooooooo proud of my mom!!!! Home health will be at her house at 8:30 am, and i'll be there at 11am.
I work in the ED now, but can remember last year in school, with total hips, and people were there at least 3 days moaning in pain....... wow.... my mom is awesome.
One thing here folks, please help me on this one........ her temp was 100.1 when she left the hospital. I told her this is normal 12-24 hours post op, but that it would have to be monitored. She asked her nurse, and the nurse said "this is normal post op", but it had been more than 24 hours. I bought a thermometer for my mom and will continue to monitor it for her.
YAY for my mom!!! she rocks!!!! please bless her with a healthy recovery!!!