Sunday, October 13, 2013
It’s been a very hectic two weeks. J was discharged from the Rehab Hospital on 9/28. The whole thing was stressful! The staff told him “You are going home on Saturday.” He had it in his mind that he was going back to his home, and got VERY mad when I told him he was coming home with me, at least for a month. We argued for about an hour before I walked out. I told him to call his Hanai Mom and talk to her, and then let me know what he decided. I called her when I got home, and we talked for about half an hour. We met up the next day to explain to J why we wanted him to stay with me while he finishes with his recovery. He wasn’t happy, but he did express understanding. I think he had it in his head that he would go home, rest a couple of days, and then resume his normal life. He had a rude awakening when just going to Walmart to pick up his prescription left him totally exhausted his first day home. He has made a lot of progress since then. We are hopeful that he may be able to return to his regular life sooner than anticipated.
His Jaw is still wired shut, and it will be for at least another two and a half weeks, but we have managed to get enough calories into him so he hasn’t lost any more weight. That was a concern, since he lost about 15 pounds in the beginning, and at 6’ 2”, dropping below 180 makes him look slightly anorexic. My mom promised him a meal at the restaurant of his choice, and I promised Buffalo Wild Wings, so he has two “dreaming of it” meals coming to him.
I haven’t been as active on SP, and haven’t been tracking, but I am still trying to exercise every day. It helps that J has therapeutic exercises he is supposed to do every day, and by adding resistance bands, they become a good strength work out for me. I need to get back to planning and recording my meals. We have had Doctor’s or PT appointments 3 out of the 4 days I had off since he came home on the 28th, and without a car, a good portion of our days have been spent on the bus. That has made planning and cooking meals even more of a chore. This coming week will be just a bad, plus I have an appointment for Pops as well. At least I will be on Vacation for two weeks when my shift ends today.
Here’s to hanging on!