Thursday, April 26, 2012
So, yeah, to say I'm overwelmed is an understatement. My Dad just had major surgery, he's 89. Now he is recovering ok from the surgery, but now has some issues with his heart and kidney function. I have been monitoring him, I can't really say taking care of him, because he is able to do much on his own and he is much more independent than most his age, but he needs looked after, encouraged and prompted. He is also incontinent of bladder, and developed a small bedsore while in the hospital. His legs are swollen and haven't improved in 5 days in spite of Lasix addition. He hasn't been able to bathe d/t the mobility issue, so I have been doing what I can for him in that area. We have pretty much gotten the sore healed up and I am thankful for that. I have communicated with the doctor which looks like this may be a daily occurence related to the swelling. We have a plan and record keeping set up for his weights and BPs measurements. I am a nurse, so it makes this whole thing a little easier since it comes natural to me. I am surprised at my patience.
Did I mention I work nightshift? And in May I start a new job on dayshift? Hopefully, he will be more independent and others can help out a little more by that time. But you know how that goes, everyone is busy, has little kids, doesn't live closeby, etc. All true enough....
Also, I am assisting my daughter who lives out of town with preparations for a wedding that she is the maid of honor in. I am designing and printing and sending out the shower invitations. iiiyiiiyiii! as if.....
Meanwhile, I would just love to mop my kitchen.
Anyone else need anything done?
Thanks for listening SparkPeople-People! Say a little prayer for me, would ya?