It has been a long week. They had dad in crisis mode...with some people there...but by the time they got there, we finally had him off the narcotics and anti-psychotics..and now he has been sleeping...hopefully this will go better...but so frustrating that they didn't even have the correct conditions for him in their computers..and they promised to come out if we called..and my caregiver called three times..and they kept telling her to give him morphine..which was the WRONG thing to give him...poor dad..what he has been through..
Meanwhile daughter is doing ok...and so is baby Kayla..so that is good...they wanted more time alone, so I didn't get to go see them today..
hope you all have a wonderful weekend..we will be getting some work done around here..then heading over to mom and dad's tomorrow..
My granddaughter is here !...It was a long night for my daughter and a c-section as baby had the cord wrapped around her shoulder and she couldn't get out..but all looks good for now..mom and baby seem to be doing well..and "daddy" is over the moon....
meanwhile my dad has had two horrible nights..I think it is a result of drugs taken for the uti..then drugs on top of that..and now don't know how to get him off all these drugs..it is beyond horrible..
What a day...got a call at about noon that my daughter was at the hospital..her water broke..so she is there..but looks like it is going slowly..
And it looks like dad was having a bad reaction to the Bactrim (sulfa) drug they gave him and then when they put lorazapam on top of that..it really set him off...he is not good..bad rash everywhere..they have moved a hospital bed in the family room and have him there....I looked up side effects of this and there are some severe ones that I am worried about...can be deadly..
afternoon...and I am so very very tired..so this will be short and sweet..hopefully..
Sat. night dad was great..almost seemed normal..Sunday he woke up...and could hardly walk all day..was not doing well...we really had a hard time..called hospice this morning and I had left for work...but she told Ron that they shouldn't have just one caregiver..and really shouldn't be at home..(and naturally we had to have a "sub" caregiver today...)....so that added to trouble..so glad they had come out..but I have no idea what to do from here..where do I put him that he would get better care than with this caregiver we have.???
I didn't get any sleep last night..DD said she was going to go to the hospital to see if she could have the baby..but they sent her home...but she didn't message me that she was back home..so here I was stuck at dad's and not sure where dd was...and dealing with so much..and knowing my sister is on a major trip right now..not that she would be of any help anyway..
Linda..hope your trip is wonderful...don't worry about saying anything to anyone..and only visit people YOU want to visit..there is only so much time..and you need to keep to what you want to do...hope your new little kitty does ok while you are gone..she (he?) is so cute !
hi...and welcome..sorry you are dealing with this..
As others have said...do have your vit d level checked..as many of us have had or still have low levels of vit d...and getting some extra if needed can be helpful.
and as others have said..gentle exercise..or at least stretching can be helpful..do what you can...and keep working up to more..
do look for the toolbox post..it is usually in the section on the right called tips or resources..it was started by nancy b. and has some things to put in "your toolbox"..and keep on reading here...you will be surprised at how much you can learn.
took mom to the neurologist today...we didn't have a lot to say, but apparently we have to see him once a year..he hasn't any cure for alzheimers..but we go. I did have him put in a request for hospice...although he didn't think mom would qualify..as he said she was probably about just past half way there..mom, was just mad at having to be there, as "I don't have any memory problems" ! Glad she doesn't realize how bad she is..
DD is being very tired today. Not sure if it is the heat (about 90 degrees.)...or if it is being a week past her due date ! I think it means she will go into labor soon...keeping my fingers crossed for tonight...as starting tomorrow, I will probably be busy with mom and dad..the main caregiver has to take a couple of days off...to move...and run about a hundred errands..
I did get some rest..and it was good...so that is nice. The caregiver said dad had a better day again today...so I talked to him on the phone...and then he says.."I think we have a bad situation here"..and I asked him what he meant..and he couldn't say..which shows there is some confusion still going on..
a nice day weather wise..we could use rain, but how can you complain about nice weather !