Stay in the hospital overnight if possible to care for the patient. I found something almost always came up AFTER the nurse left.
I was confused, even though I didn’t think I was. Having Kayla there overnight helped immensely. Hospitals are very accommodating to make caregivers as comfortable as possible. Kayla had a cot set up for her. It help them too so that they can focus on medical care.
Years before, Kayla was in the hospital as a pre-teen. She had her appendix out. In the middle of the night she was itchy from a drug interaction. She became agitated and needed red jello. The only jello that they had on the floor was green. In hindsight it is a funny story that we laugh about, but I was able to help her get what she needed.