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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So, where I left off on Monday: I thought there was little hope for Gma to get into the rehabilitation center because she wasn't eating and wasn't being very productive with her walking. When I left on Sunday, I made the dang boys give her a blessing, which they didn't want to do because they are douche bags, she had just barely started drinking water again and still wasn't interested in eating (There are a few reasons why all of this took place, but it's 1, gross and 2, not my place to share). Monday morning, the same... which the Rehab center wasn't pleased to hear and they didn't want to put forth the effort if she wasn't going to.

Noon, she ate just a bit of lunch but still was having a hard time, but she got out of bed with her PT and took 25 steps. HUGE improvement, seeing how she had only taken 8-15 total before that. She also ate almost her whole bowl of soup that night and was drinking more. It was fantastic news, so when I called the hospital on Tuesday, I got told she got her approval to be transferred, I made them double check and then was all sorts of excited. I had to call/text the whole family, and told them if I was told wrong I was going back up there and kicking that nurse's bum...

She got transferred yesterday without any trouble, and I'm waiting to hear from my family who is not awesome at calling me... grrr. But it is fantastic news and I'm so much less stressed and to make up for my overly carb weekend, I made such a super delicious super healthy soup. Parsnip, Celery root, Turnip, Potato, Chicken... The only remotely unhealthy thing was the roux, but that wasn't that bad either. I wish I had known how far to de-skin the turnip though... those overly bitter bites weren't great. Everything else was soooooooooo good though, and since it made a huge batch, I have tons of leftovers. (Though, hubby isn't as sure about this... but it's cool)
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    Sorry to read your gma is not well.
    Good news about the move,
    I hope you have the emotional support you need - it is frustrating and stressful to carry the load for your family. I feel I am the one who carries it in my family too.
    My elderly mother was in hospital and rehab from a fall in Feb. I live interstate and March was very disruptive as I travelled to and fro.
    The main thing for me is needing to know she has the support around her to enable her to live independently.
    Sending you emoticon and good on you for nurturing yourself with a big hearty soup!
    3640 days ago
    Good to hear you caught a break.
    3642 days ago
    Yay for the good news!
    3642 days ago
  • NEWSGIRL2177
    Great news about your Gma.

    3642 days ago
    Awesome news.
    3642 days ago
    Glad to hear your good news.
    3642 days ago
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