Hospital

Sherry T.
on 8/30/12 3:43 am - GA
RNY on 05/22/12
I stayed 2 nights...and was grateful for it...but that 3rd morning I was ready to go home and see my son! We had been apart before longer than that but man I guess hospitals and surgery made me miss him even more! 

You'll do great! 

Best Wishes!

Sherry
tgrlnh
on 8/30/12 3:58 am
RNY on 06/05/12
I left on the fifth day but I became lactose intollerant and it took us until Friday to figure out that the milk was what as making me almost throw up

HW 351 SW 314 CW 140 ~ Surgery Day 6/5/12 - The first day of the rest of my life!

Linda K.
on 8/30/12 5:19 am
RNY on 08/01/12
2 nights, hernia, lysis of adhesions, RNY.

Lyn
PMarie
on 8/30/12 6:16 am - Bloomington, MN
 I'm the outlier here-- 6 days; open RNY with scarring.  My initial insurance approval was for two days, but the utillization review team at the hospital kept on top of that.-- I used to do utilization review, so I know how that works.  As long at it is medically necessary (IV meds, IV fluids, not meeting criteria for discharge) you will get insurance approval for additional days.

What they look for is: are you off IVs?  on oral pain meds and tolerating them?  eating? (even minimally)? able to urinate and move your bowels (or at least, pass gas)?
No fever, no signs of infection?

    
Cindyagogo
on 8/30/12 7:43 am
RNY on 02/21/12
4 days for me. Stomach cancer was found during the surgery and a portion of my stomach was removed so i was kept an extra day for observation.
Jilly Bean
on 8/30/12 9:00 am - IN
RNY on 07/09/12
On August 30, 2012 at 2:43 PM Pacific Time, Cindyagogo wrote:
4 days for me. Stomach cancer was found during the surgery and a portion of my stomach was removed so i was kept an extra day for observation.
 Wow!  WLS may have literally saved your life.  Glad you're ok.

Surgery weight:  232 lbs. / Goal: 145 lbs. Height:  5'5"     Fat? Ain't nobody got time for that.

 

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