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What should I ask the hospital regarding May’s surgery?

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 | 16 comments

What should I ask the hospital regarding May’s surgery?

Tomorrow, I have a hospital preparation appointment to establish that May is well enough to go on the waiting list for hip surgery. At the meeting, I can ask questions and – since I was blindsided at the last meeting – I now have about 1,000 questions I want to ask, ranging from How will May survive the surgery? all the way to How will I survive a week living the hospital without Wi-Fi? I’m not sure what is relevant to ask at this point. I imagine there are probably people reading this though who have had hip surgery themselves, or a child who has had major surgery, or perhaps are a doctor – any number of people read this blog who might have a good idea of the kind of questions I should be asking at this point. May is a little girl; she is only 3 1/3. Her cognitive abilities are very low. Her physical abilities are very low. How will surgery change that? I don’t know. For good – one hopes. But, perhaps for bad as well and I want to do everything I can to avoid that. What should I ask tomorrow regarding May’s surgery? *** UPDATE *** Thank you very much to everyone who gave me ideas to take in with me today. I felt far more informed. It was like a revision session with an exemplary study partner! If I received an answer that relates to your comment I will endeavor to put something below as a...

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