Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dad's Been in the Hospital

Well, it's been a tough week for us here. Dad went into the hospital on a Thursday morning and was just released yesterday, 10 days later. He has terminal emphyzema. The doc's wanted to put him in a Skilled Nursing Facility. This would have been a special section of a nursing home. The day they were ready to move him, his stats all dropped and they couldn't take him. This was when we started talking about hospice help. On Friday we met with someone from there and by that afternoon, a bed and equipment were moved into Dad's family room and ready for him to come home. He stayed one more night at the hospital and his numbers were better and he was much more chatty with us and ready for home.

It's going to take some work and adjusting our schedules to be there to help Mom with moving him around, but we're determined to make him comfortable. He's not in any pain at all, which makes it easier for him right now.

My sister is leaving on Friday for Rio in Brazil on a business trip. She'll be gone 9 days.

Andy starts Football Camp on Monday. That means 2 practices a day all week. One at the stadium and the other in the evening several miles away at another school. Tyke will have to get him to the morning one and I plan to get him to the other.

That's where we're at for now.