Saturday, August 24, 2013
So my FIL is doing okay but we realized that lying completely flat wasn't a good thing. The doctor said he could be elevated up to 30% but that is hard with pillows as it's hard to get them under his shoulders and all. So we rented a hospital bed with an automatic button to lift him. I love it here as my husband and I made this decision around 2pm and went and talked to my friend that has the rental store and she and her men delivered it at 6pm and we got Dad moved over. We also bought one of those tables that rolls under his bed and got his computer hooked up so he will be able to use that and also watch DVD. I am going to take him some movies and also the series Orange is the new Black. He is complaining of being bored. But the biggest problem right now is that he is constipated. He admits that he feels some of that might be mental as he is coming to terms with having to do his "business" in a diaper. So I talked to him and the doctors and he is allowed to use a bed pan....so off I went to find him one of those and found one. Hopefully that will work out for him. Both of his doctors made a house call yesterday to check on him and his progress and were pleased accept for the constipation. But if that continues they have a "plan" for that as well. Not sure I want all the details on that. I know too much information. The good news is he continues to say how wonderful everyone is and that the nurses that have been caring for him are wonderful. Today he will have a male nurse.
So I am off to walk the dogs and then go check in on him and see what else can be done to make him comfortable.
I do hope all of you are doing well. I thank you so much for all your support, comments, thoughts and prayers. They do mean so very much to me.
I am holding my own at 106 even through the stresses of all this. I find that I am doing well with the stress. I am good with problem solving and have many friends and relationships here with the Mexican people who are so willing to help me find what I need. My DH was very nice yesterday and hugged me and thanked me and told me he could not have done this without me. That was nice. Now if I can just get him to like living here and not wanting to move to Florida that would be good! ; )
I do hope you all have a terrific Saturday. Remember you can choose to make it a great day with good decisions!