Thursday, September 24, 2009

Update on my dad

Sorry for not posting. I was without an internet access for several days and then we headed home. On Sunday evening/Monday morning, dad did an about face. He has really improved a lot. Maybe it was some of the medications for pain that they took him off of that helped. His breathing is better, his kidneys have started function better, not perfect yet, but better. His mental state is much improved, at least mostly back to where it was, unless he is really tired. They are talking about releasing him, no date yet, he needs to improve a bit more. He has not had enough physical therapy to be up yet. He will likely be released into a skilled nursing facility with rehab. He may be hooked up to several things when he is released as well. If they can get his mobility back, he will eventually go back home, but he needs to be able to navigate 6 stair steps that are fairly high. Mom also has some personal contacts who do home health care and cooking and cleaning. I want a cleaner in there before he comes home!

My brother came down on Monday and never saw dad at his worst, but saw him at the turn around point. He helped me drive back home yesterday. It was a very long day, but we are glad to be home again.

I have lots to do here to clean up from just unloading everything last night. Thank goodness for days off and a fiber festival this weekend.

1 comment:

Jean in Georgia said...

I'm so glad to hear that your dad has improved!