Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Yep, it's a great morning here with the sun shinning and about 75 degrees. So nice to be back to our normal weather. It was nice though to get the rain as the lake really needed it. I am proud of myself though for I donned my raincoat with hood and got out to walk the doggies their 4 miles even though it was raining....it's just a little water after all. I wanted to make an excuse that it was raining so I could stay home but the doggies reminded me that they still wanted to go.....so off we went. My hair still got wet but now that I am wearing it curly...no problem.
So FIL is still on the catheter. I am really not happy about that and want to get to the bottom of it and see if it can't be removed. Once it is removed he will be more mobile and I think he can be more independent. I don't want to sound like a hard nosed person but I am worried that he is getting to dependent on the 24 hour nursing care and they help they are providing him. They are so sweet and nice and help him dress and everything. I spoke to the head nurse yesterday and told her that he needs to be more independent and they need to let him do things for himself and only step in when absolutely necessary. I am worried that he is liking the attention too much. It's so important that he starts doing as much for himself as he can. He has the surgeon's clearance so he is supposed to be walking and exercising and such. So yesterday I talked to him and told him that he needs to work harder even though I know it's hard, but he needs to work those muscles that haven't been worked much. He seemed to take it okay and said he would try. I told him he needs to tell the nurses to let him try to do it himself.
Thanks for listening...sorry for the rant. I just believe one has to push themselves somewhat to get stronger and better.
I hope everyone is having a great day. Make it a good one.