My dad had surgery Tuesday to remove pituitary adenoma. This is his second surgery in 5 years for this issue.
Both last time and this time, he developed diabetes insipidus, which I understand is a common complication from the surgery. Yesterday, he was moved from icu to med/surg.
The nurse came in and said he needed to draw blood to test his sodium, she drew one vial. I asked if his levels were high. She responded "oh we just test it".
I didn't say anything more, and she doesn't know I'm a (brand spanking new) nurse. I really don't want to be an annoying family member, and I haven't even begun working as a nurse yet, so I realize I view nursing through rose colored glasses. However, I was a little put off by her response and wanted more information, am I wrong to expect this? Should I have questioned her more about it, or is that being over involved?
Thanks for your insight.