Friday, December 20, 2013
Yep, it is frustrating knowing what to do for FIL and how to treat him. My DH and I feel he is giving up and babies himself too much. He is not even trying to walk and do things for himself. Today we take him to the doctor and I want the doctor to tell him he needs to start exercising and moving and doing things. If we can get approval from the doctor we can get a physical therapist to visit him and make him exercise. FIL when I ask him why he doesn't walk more he says he gets dizzy. Well of course at first you are going to get dizzy if you haven't been standing and forcing yourself to try and walk. So he gives up. He lets the care givers there do everything for him. My DH is frustrated as well and sees his father giving up. I know I am a little tough as I have a Mother that is the opposite and pushes herself too much at times. Anyway I told my DH that we might just have to accept that his Dad will end up staying where we have him. In a way I will feel better about that as then we know he will be taken care of. No more living on his own. We really don't want him driving again anyway so even if he were to live alone again we would have to take him on errands and such. It's hard, isn't it. Hard to know what to do. I guess I should just ask him what he wants. If the doctor gives clearance today then it will be up to him to get his act together.
Sorry for the vent. Time will tell and I must be patient.
On another note, it's fun watching TV feed from Seattle and seeing the snow storm while one looks outside at the bright blue sky and warm sun. Will walk the dogs and get ready to take FIL to doctor.
On another note. Morgan our dog has had a cough for a few days. Other than the cough she seems fine. I looked up Kennel cough just to find out about it.....was wondering if it was something I might get.....after reading about it I was happy to know I couldn't catch it. And she doesn't seem to have a fever so we will just keep our eye on her...she seems fine otherwise and of course she hasn't been anywhere near other dogs and in a kennel so hopefully it will pass.
Hope you all have a terrific day today.
Christmas is come soon for those who celebrate it....Merry Christmas!