Being confined in a hospital means that the patient either has a condition that has to be diagnosed first and the patient needs to be kept in the hospital for observation. After that, once the diagnosis has been verified, the doctors can then create a medication or recovery plan for the patient.
After confinement, there are still a few more reminders that every patient needs to follow for full recovery. First and foremost, the patient should have full rest for a couple of days or weeks. The attending doctor should also specify the recommended number of rest days for the patient depending on the condition and the length of stay in the hospital. I’ve seen a few who goes out of confinement and goes to school or work just a day or two afterwards. And then, complications happen.
Depending on the medical condition and physical status of the patient, it really is possible especially if the confinement is just for a day or the diagnosis isn’t that serious. But for those who stay for, let’s say more than 2 days, in the hospital should take ample time to rest. This is very observable at the moment the patient stands up. The patient may feel dizzy since he/she got used to being bed-ridden so it may take a few days to recover from this alone. That’s normal reaction so don’t worry. You’ll get used to walking again in no time.
For the actual medical condition, usually, every time a patient is discharged, the attending doctor would give instructions on what the patient must do. They would recommend foods that should help the patient recover and stay healthy and most importantly, medicines that need to be taken and how frequent it should be. I would always advise that you follow the doctor’s instructions. If it says 3x a day every 8 hours, then go ahead and follow it. Also, you should also be given some advises regarding things that you cannot do and food that you should avoid.
After the instructions on the medication, the doctor usually says that you should have a follow-up checkup with him/her. This is to assess how you’ve recovered and if the medicines and the recovery plan worked. It is possible that there may be complications and it would be best to have the doctor check it.
In addition to that, there should also be some specific reminders about complications. For example, the instructions would say “If you feel nauseated or if you acquire fever within 24 hours after discharge, go back to the hospital immediately.” Make sure that you are aware of that as well as your guardians. It should be taken very seriously and do not hesitate to go back to the hospital if it occurs.
Those were just the basic reminders that everyone should at least follow after being confined in the hospital. Rest and recuperate. Take your time to recover fully and keep a healthy disposition and lifestyle. Always be aware of your condition and contact or visit your doctor immediately or the hospital if you feel something.