The first days home are tough for the family/support for multiple reasons – the patient is weak from the heart event and they are recovering from trauma and surgery and new medications – as well as many other factors.
One of the biggest adjustments for J was sleep. In the hospital he barely slept. He couldn’t find a comfortable position, plus – as many of you know – hospitals aren’t very quiet places. Especially in a cardiac ward where alarms are going off constantly and patients/staff are coming and going.