Aug 29, 2010 - 12:32 pm
With my husbands throat and neck surgery looming in the next couple of weeks (no date at the moment), and knowing there is a lot of experience on such stuff here - question for any of you who were hospitalized. Hubby will be in hospital for at least a week. Doc says couple of days in ICU, then 5-7 in regular room.
I realize he won't need much in ICU, but after that, any suggestions?
Already got one from someone on here about pad and pen for communication since he likely won't be able or want to talk for a few days.
What about pj's - do they need to open in front or will they even let him wear them?
I am also going to be "monitoring" visitors and will keep them at a minimum. I am making a schedule for someone to be there with him most of the time (me, our son, or one of my parents). I realize when he starts feeling better he will probably want visitors (he loves people), but in the beginning I'm thinking he needs his rest. I just want to do whatever I can to make sure he is comfortable.
Thanks for the help, we have no experience with hospital stays.