I was supposed to go home after a family meeting with the doctor, nurses and social worker. The meeting was set for 2:00 and had been set for several days now. 11:00 rolls around and the person from a company called Home Solutions (they send out a nurse to set me up with a portable IV pump) says that the latest they can allow for discharge is 1:00 to follow me home to set me up and train and asks if I can get "my people" here early. Well, at that point, the earliest they can get here is 1:00 which would not account for the meeting and they wouldn't budge. We tried all sorts of ideas but they said no. So I'm here another night.
I asked "how the hell am I supposed to get home?" "We can get you an ambulance to bring you home" was the reply. I asked OK, who is going to pay for it? "well, hmm, good question." Between us, I don't have enough money to take a taxi across town, never mind a two hour ambulance ride.
So end result is I have to stay another night and hope my cousin can bring me home tomorrow. I told the nurse that in order to be able to get discharged by 1:00 Home Solutions has to be here to give me a definite word by 9:00 am to give the person time to get ready to go and account for the 2+ hour ride here.