Dad lost 22 lbs during his hospital stay and the new rehab seems nice so far

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Today dad went to the new rehab this place looks like a luxury hotel compared to the places he's been at it has a gift shop, pub, huge TV room with like a 60 inch TV and it's much more modern and so far so good he ate all of his food at dinner time.
My dad was rushed to the hospital and from his first weigh in on Jan 3rd he's lost a whopping 22 lbs! I was shocked when I asked him how much he weighed today and realized the weight loss was so much, I knew he wasn't eating much at the hospital and he's got some kind of infection that's making him have diarrhea since being on all the antibiotics. I honestly think he lost the majority of that weight this past week as his sugar levels were down low all week and he said he's so hungry but the food has been so bad.
We saw him at the new place I couldn't stay long because my son had a hockey game today and we had to visit him later on in the afternoon and my muscles were barking and I still had to help my son type 20 pages of homework!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He got bombed with homework today from two teachers and since I type fast and my son types slower then paint drying hahaha I figured I better help him or he'd still be up typing. He was amazed how fast I can type hahaha but mom's shoulders are killing her now and so I'll be hitting the sack shortly after this blog.
My dad is using a new type of bi pap it's much smaller and quieter I'm hoping this will be better as he hates using it but needs it. No one went to see him today but us supposedly everyone is sick cough , cough ya okay (I just think everyone else is sick of visiting)...
The nurse that originally called the day my dad went in called to see how he was doing today I thought that was nice of her.
We got home kind of late and both of us were hurting and no one felt like cooking so it became a bit of a cheat day because we only had 5 bucks and so we got pizza pizza a pie is 5 bucks, other then that I did have a good day of tracking.
I'm hoping things get better now, tomorrow we have to go do some food shopping as we're expecting a huge storm might be a few feet from what they are saying... Here comes the extreme pain again :(
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    I am glad your dad is in a better place! Take care in the storm!
    1900 days ago
    if your dad has c-diff it can be contagious, so be careful. (I had it several years ago and it is nasty and hard to get rid of). I'm glad the new place is nice, and hope your dad continues to eat better there.
    emoticon hope you enjoyed your pizza!
    1901 days ago
    good tohear he is in a better place, lets hope things start improving now, take care
    1901 days ago
    OH so glad your dad is in a better sounding place, please be on gaurd cos I worked in a super fancy place that loved to make outward appearances but were so low on staff cos they treated us bad really bad. But I am so glad he is eating, enjoying the food and hope things are on an upward spiral!!! YAYAY.

    Yes we are supposed to get snow too starting tomorrow. I hope later when evryone is home and not before 1 cos I have massage booked. lol Went to chiro yesterday so hurting some from that as always does first time back.

    HUGS and glad to hear some good news for you guys. Now to get your ds school fixed up anad keep dad and you on even health road and things may get back to your normal. HUGS
    1901 days ago
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