Anyone know if there is such thing as a nurse who pops in to look after patients with no family around, after they have had major surgery?
My dad had his open heart surgery on Wednesday, I'm here while he's in hospital and for a while after he comes home.
Problem is I've left dh home with my 2 young boys and dh can't afford to take any more time off work to look after them while I'm here.
Bringing them up here isn't an option as there isn't anywhere for them to stay and I don't have anything here like cot, car seats, pram, etc.
So, I have to go back soon, but the hospital staff have said he needs someone to be with him majority of the time in case of an emergency where he is unable to for eg ring the ambulance himself etc.
So I am wondering if there is a service where a nurse pops in to check on patients a few times a day over a period of a few weeks? He has made a couple of friends but after speaking to them now, I realise that neither are going to be very reliable....
I'm worried about leaving my dad and I don't know what else I can do....