So had the tough love talk with FIL
Sunday, September 22, 2013
My DH and I talked and agree about his Dad and that he needs to take control and begin doing things for himself. We were disappointed yesterday when we went to visit as the doctor had just been there and after Dad complained of the back soreness due to exercises from the therapist she gave him a muscle relaxant. So he was in bed asleep! When he woke up my DH and I made him get up and walk out to the table for lunch. We had a long heart to heart with him and told him that we didn't like him taking a muscle relaxant that was going to just have him sleeping. We told him that he can't let the therapy and recovery beat him that he needs to take responsibility and tell the nurses to let him do it himself. We told him that the doctor said the bad/discomfort was muscle related and nothing to do with his surgery. I told him he needed to think of the pain as "good" since it means he is working those muscles and they are telling him so. I told him the only reason I was being a little tough was that I loved him so much and want him to get his quality life back. I mean that was the whole purpose of having the elective surgery. I told him he needs to fight harder. We also told him that the muscle relaxant was okay at night but not during the day as he needed to be up and walking more. Then I had a long talk with the head nurse and told her that he should get up every hour and move around...no more just sitting in his chair. The nurse agreed and said she would talk to all the nurses and be sure that they let him do more things for himself. It's so hard but he needs to try harder. He seemed to take the talk well...we will see.
Enough of that. Looking forward to a nice walk with the doggies. The will be cheering on the Seahawks today.
Just saw that weather report for Seattle area and I know I better pack warm things as I will be cold for sure. 50's now seem like 30's to me after living in warm Mexico for 8 years....blood is thin.
Hope you all are having a nice week end.
Have a wonderful Sunday.