Canada Day

I am in the hospital in Kitchener. It has been a busy week of tests, prescriptions and hydration, more tests, more prescriptions and more hydration. Every day I have felt better but there has been no improvement in my creatinine level. This has been blamed on bacteria in my bloodstream. As the bloodstream has cleared, there is not the expected improvement in creatinine.

I have recounted my medical history several times to hospital staff each time trying to remember it in the same sequence and with as little embellishment as possible.

I have lots of good things to say about St Mary's Hospital. My favourite thing is that they have an "outpatient emergency" process. After an initial diagnosis in emergency, you are treated, prescribed and sent home. A Nurse Practitioner called everyday and scheduled my next appointment at emergency. When we would arrive, the paperwork was already prepared for the next steps. My Nurse Practitioner stayed with me for 5 straight days - arranging appointments, tests, treatment then sending me home.

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