It's me again,
Well I arrived at mom and dads on Sun 3/22/09. Dad was doing well enough that they took him back to Manor Care,from Hemet hospital,on the same day I got down here.He's been doing great walking with help.He's also talking very clear and understandably and his vocabulary is much better then a few weeks ago.He still tries to eat his dessert first but mom is doing that "mom thing and making him take 1 or 2more bites first."
The day I got here mom was complaining about a sore spot on her head.I looked and thought it looked like a spider bite.It was hurting down onto her forehead only on the right side.By Tue. morning she had a couple of red blotches on her forehead and the pain was getting unbearable so I took her to the ER.SHE HAS SHINGLES,of all things.By now all she wants is something for pain.Gave her that!Now she can't go see dad because she's contagious.So I take COCOA to see him.He's sort of ok with that but not really.He really wants to see mom.OH WELL WE'LL JUST HAVE TO DO.By Fri. moms getting worse.Can't hold anything on her stomach and has the back door trots.I thought it was her meds. but NOPE,[that's 2 times I thought and 2 times I was wrong]I started throwing up and had the trots.Hers started around 4 in the afternoon and mine started about 9pm.
Okay.My brother Ed,has been remodeling their master bath so we can use a wheel chair for dad when he comes home.Mom tells me we can't use that bath because Ed said not to use it.We have one bathroom and 2 women with stomach and major bowel trouble.BOY,am I glad I brought my mohome this trip.This could have been a disaster.Anyway Mon.I had to take her back to ER.because she can't hold anything on her stomach.She was getting very dehydrated and needed some kind of meds.to stop the vomiting.They oh so helped her.She's about a day behind my recovery now and finally able to eat very small amounts of food.She thinks she might live now.And I know I will.
IT IS SOOOO GOOD TO BE ALIVE.
In the mean time I've been trying to fix some window problems in the mohome.THEY'RE TRYING TO FALL OFF.I keep losing the nuts that hold the crank arm in place.I HAVEN"T BEEN ABLE TO FIND REPLACEMENT PARTS ANYWHERE.
Sorry I lag so bad.I've been busy trying to get dad back home.All of us kids talked and decided it was time to bring dad home.We all feel he's making himself sick because he's worried about mom .
I talked to him and found out he thought he had to be able to walk in order to come home.NOT TRUE. We just want him to be happy for the rest of his life.We don't care if he comes home in a wheel chair or walker or gurney.We just want him to be where he belongs,and that's at home with mom and Coco.
Well long story short ,with the help of his DR.we were able to get him home on Sunday.He couldn't believe he was coming home so soon.
He's doing great,eating like a horse and trying his best to get stronger every day.Being home has been very good for both he and mom.Coco is very happy to have her dad home too.
Now is the work part for mom and me.I'm teaching mom how to transfer him from place to place.It's not too hard for me because I out weigh him by 75#.Mom is having some trouble because they weigh the same amount and he's alot taller then she is.So she's afraid she'll drop him.She really can do it she just needs to practice.She's doing much better every time she tries and he's getting stronger every time we get him up.So between the two of them they are doing great.
I won't go home until she can get him in and out of their van,so she can take him to appointments and to church.I might be here along time but it's necessary.
I did finally come up with a solution for the windows in the mohome,and it's working.
Well that's about it for now.
I'll talk to you all later.