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FIL got to sit up for a bit

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Well after all the build up, we met the surgeon at my FIL thinking today was the day he got to stand up. They helped him sit up on the edge of the bed but only for a little bit and then he had to lay back down. So no standing up yet. It was a little disappointing as we thought today was the day he would stand. I know he was a little disappointed as I know he wants to start using the bathroom again. But I could see that he just deal with the news and said ..."so be it" and went with the new program which will be to have him sit up a few times per day. But no standing...maybe for at least another week. I am happy that he continues to be positive and not let it upset him too much. The surgeon will visit him again on Thursday and take the stitches out. They say that the incision is healing well.

I am feeling fine. The alarm down the hill continues to go on and off but again I am lucky and can sleep with ear plugs. My DH and I found the house where the alarm continues to go off and told our neighbor which house number it was as they own a rental in that neighborhood and she wanted to go to the office to report it. When she went many people have reported it but the only thing that can be done is to give out the owner's name and phone number. It's a Mexican family that lives an hour away in GDL who only use the house occasionally. So my neighbor has the number and gave it to me...only problem is not speaking fluent enough to talk to them. I might get my Mexican friend to call. We will see.

Will walk the dogs and go check in on FIL.

I hope all of you have a wonderful day.
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  • _LINDA
    Your FIL has an amazing attitude and that will help him go a long way in his recovery!

    1655 days ago
  • LIS193
    Disappointing he didn't get to stand but sitting is progress! :)
    1658 days ago
    Good that FIL is feeling positive and accepts the
    doctor's advice. He will heal better if it is not rushed.
    Glad you are feeling better. Have a great day. emoticon
    1659 days ago
    I'm glad your FIL is staying positive. Good things come to those who wait!!! I'm equally happy that you are feeling up to par today!!! Stay happy!!!
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    1659 days ago
    Especially given his age, I'm glad hospital staff are being especially careful in how rapidly they approach your FIL's recovery. I'm so sorry to hear about the continued nuisance of the alarm and hope you'll soon be rid of that racket!
    1659 days ago
    It least he is sitting a little and it will take time, plus they don't want to rush it and cause more problems for him.
    1659 days ago
    have a nice day
    1659 days ago
    Sorry to hear alarm is still going off. Someone should disconnect it!
    1659 days ago
    Glad to hear FIL is making progress, maybe not as fast as he would like but looking good. Enjoy your day and hope you all could get the alarm turne off
    1659 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Wish I was in your hood, Sallie! I could take care of that alarm quite easily at the low price of a good Sangria or Margarita accompanying a good Mexican meal!

    1659 days ago
    Sometimes going to fast in a recovery can do more harm than good. Am sure your FIL was surprised at just how much energy it took just to sit up on the bedside. Great that he is now able to do that.

    Your neighbor's alarm going off, it is interesting that no one has a key and knows how to turn it off. I thought it was something that the town had control over and had just not been able to correct it. You are right, here in the states they would be fined and the police would have already called if there is a company to call or have broken in to stop it.

    Glad you are still feeling good!
    1659 days ago
  • SKATER787
    You can call and start shrieking like the alarm! LOL
    1659 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    As you know, slow is better for recovery as well as for weight management. It sounds like he is doing ok.
    1659 days ago
    Awwww, unfortunately after being in bed for so long it WILL be a journey to being back on his feet.
    1659 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    It's great that your FIL has such a good attitude! Soon he'll be up and doing so much more! And feeling much better! Glad you're feeling better!
    Hope you get the alarm problem taken care of!
    1659 days ago
    Glad that FIL is improving and that he will soon be up and around.
    1659 days ago
    So disappointing for your FIL, but it sounds like he is taking this philosophically and understands that it's temporary. Sallie - I would have broken into that house by now. Grrrrr... Hope the sometime's there family gets it resolved soon!
    1659 days ago
    Your FIL is making progress Sallie!!
    Hope you can make yourself understood about the alarm through a third party,how annoying!
    1659 days ago
  • JANET552
    I'm glad FIL is improving and dealing with the healing process well. I hope you can find a way to deal with the alarm. How frustrating!
    1659 days ago
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