Thursday, July 25, 2013
Of course he hates it and wants to come home. But he is noticeably stronger.
We sat in a hallway and chatted tonight. There is a large window there. That hall has a fan and is a bit wider than most of the halls. It is pretty comfortable and we could watch the 'hustle and bustle' such as it is in any nursing home environment.
Well apparently the ladies have found my husband! One rolled up in her wheelchair and stroked his arm and asked if she could adjust his leg. He said --no thanks. She hung around and chatted for awhile! Very interesting for me to see, Then an aide came by and tried to convert us to her religion. I guess that is what she was doing. She even showed us her chest scar where she had cancer removed! She said my husband was a dear and made no trouble and was very calm. We really wanted her to leave so I made some jokes way off of her topic. Hubby sees himself as mean and not friendly at all. We saw a sign once that said "Big, ugly dog, bite." It is now a family joke and I made a sign for his room . He likes to think of himself that way. So to this woman I mentioned that phrase ans said that my husband was like that. DH and I laughed but she did not know what to make of it. She left shortly after that.
Then his roommate came by in his wheelchair pushed by a nurse. It was quite a parade with various people in wheelchairs and various states of brain power going by. I felt like any minute Jesus would come along and heal the multitudes.
One woman was being taken for a shower and was covered in white to be transported there.
One woman went by and needed the hallway siderail to move down the hallway. She got to the end of the wall and did not know what to do. Finally she figured it out and kept going by pushing her wheels.
I saw lots tonight. I am struck by my perspective and my husbands. He thinks it is horrible and depressing. I see it as part of life and I am glad people are being cared for.
I had a very interesting evening. chris