Wednesday, December 08, 2010
I did pretty good on the last round of BLC-14. Even got 3 pounds below my goal weight this morning.
I know someone ad asked me to let them know when the new round started p so they could register. Think I would remember who? No. Ugh. I need to learn to write things down.
Here is the link for newbies:
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Mom came home on Sunday, Nov. 21 and went back in Thanksgiving morning. To make a long story short, she is now in the rehab part of a nursing home. She isn't doing very well and may only have a short time. I've called the doctor to comfirm, but haven't heard back.
Someone at the nursing home told me only 6-months. She thought the hospital had told me. Guess the shocked look n my face and the tears told her differently.
I put a call into the doctor to find out and if so, why he didn't tell me.
I've spending most of my day and spent the first night with her.
We will put her into the long term part of the nursing home part. They just want to see if she can use her hands to maybe feed herself or at least wipe her month when she coughs. She has phlegm. I worry when I'm not there to help. Will the aids help? I've heard stories.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday: Most know that I had to call 911 because my mom was having a soreness in her chest. They said she had an irregular heart beat and left the decision up to us to take her to the hospital. I said 'yes', as the doctor isn't in on the weekend if mom got worse.
They even let me ride to the hospital in the ambulance.
After beng in the ER for ....oh about a zillion years, they said they had to put a cathiter in her.
Me: 'Then I guess we aren't going home soon?'
Nurse: 'No, she's being admitted.' Me. Oh
The guy who came in to do something on the computer said she had congested heart failure.
They gave me her room number and reminded me to return the door key and get my drivers license at the desk (they took my license and gave me a electronic key to get in and out of the ER).
I returned and made my way to the other side of the hospital, turned on the tv and was reading my book before they finally rolled her in the room.
Must have taken a lunch break on way over. lol
Mom had a miserable day but it wasn't her chest that was hurting, neck hurt. She couldn't get comfortable. By the time I was leaving in the evening the nurse said she was about to give her some meds. I called later and she was sleeping.
Sunday: I made it in time for her breakfast. Thankgoodness, she couldn't feed herself in the position she was it.
Mom was suppose to get physical therapy, which I was glad, but the doctor came in and said she didn't have congested heat failure, he thinks it is a muscle thing to contact mom's lung doctor when she gets out. Also said he was releasing her that day.
After laying in bed a day and a half, wouldn't you think they would test her out to see how well she was getting around? Nahhhhh!
The ambulande let me ride home with them...in fact I had to direct them home. It was the All County Ambulance and she didn't know her way to my side of town. Eh...what next?
She walked a little bit, but when I put her to bed in the evening, around 1:00, She couldn't get her right leg to work. I had her about a foot from her chair (lift chair which she sleeps in), Now what can I do. She was bent over the walker and her hand was slipping down to the silver part. I yelled for my husband....no sound. I got her to stay still and got the phone to call intercom. Nothing. Eh!
I got the potty chair for mom to sit on and went to the bedroom.
"Jim, Jim". I moved his foot...nothing. What now, I have two patience?
He finally woke up and helped me get mom into her chair.
I'm ticked with the hospital. If they would have checked her out more before checking her out of the hosp, they'd have known to keep her or put her in rehab.
Today I had a problem again, but luckily the nurse was coming over.
Oh yeah, forgot. The nurse from home therapy came buy to do the paper work on Sunday and said she'd be by next day, Monday.
She's getting in touch with the physical therapist to see if she can come today to evaluate her and see what can be done. Can she do enough with mom at home so I can handle her or recommend to the doc for rehab (if that is possible). I don't know if she can go into rehab after coming home first.
At least there they have the people and machinery needed to get her back into somewhat shape so I can handle her.
It would mean I'd be going there everyday. One care so dh would have to drive me and pick me up later.
I hate the thoughts that we may have to start looking into nursing homes. I was hoping that wouldn't come until she lost her mind. She always said she didn't want to go to a nursing home, so depressing. Also, I've heard that they don't get the attention they need like feeding them on time. Just bring her tray and leave it. I've heard stories.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I'm trying to think back....I think I used to start my day getting up by around 8:00. That of course after getting up many times during the night for my mom. (She doesn't get up as much now). Once I get her up, it's wash up, dress, breakfast, so I don't have much time to get my morning exercises in.
I then started trying to get up by 7:30, then 7:00 the 6:30. It finally caught up with me. I'm Tired!
I didn't get up until close to 8:00 this morning and mom still hasn't called me. I should be exercising instead of blogging. Duh!
We had friends over last night for cards and the wife asked if I was tired. Looking in the mirror, I can see why she asked.
Dark circles and wrinkles are taking a toll, soon the bags will appear.
I've been striving to get at least 100 min of exercising in a day, most days I make it. With the new tread mill, I do at least one programmed workout of 30 min and sometimes 2 workouts...that's an hour cardio right there! On the old treadmill, I was lucky to get in 20 min a day. My pedaler is good for 10 min.
Why is it so much more easier to do strength training than cardio, at least for me that is?
Well, she hasn't called me yet, so maybe I'll start doing something...it's 8:44...ooh, that's late. I'll have to get her up by 9:00. At least she is able to do some of her bathwork by herself.
Guess I shouldn't count of 100 min today. The later I get started, the lazier I feel.
By evening I don't feel like doing much and if we play cards it is definitely out of the question.
I've got to remember to unclick the box about Facebook. Why do they automatically have it checked? They should let us check it if we want it on Facebook.
Okay, just found out how to change facebook settings so box stays unclicked.
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