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Got FIL all settled in at his home

Friday, August 23, 2013

So we checked him out without a problem and the ambulance for transportation showed up on time at 2pm. I rode in the ambulance with him the hour long ride to his house. We got him settled in his own bed. The nurses showed up on time as well and I gave them the instructions and they took my FIL's catheter out. These are the nurses that took good care of me at my home when I had to be on the IV. So my father in law is not allowed to move at all. He is only allowed to sit up 30 degrees so not much. He will also be using diapers as he will not be able to visit the bathroom. But his attitude is fantastic. He knows it's going to be a long two weeks and hard to just lay there but knows it is temporary. He loves the nurses and couldn't say enough about all the wonderful care at the hospital, the ambulance and now the home care nurses. He will have two doctors looking in on him. The surgeon will go to his house today at 5pm and my husband and I will be at that meeting as well. So far he is in no pain. He has drops for pain that also will make him sleep. I am hoping he had a good night last night in his own bed. After I walk the dogs we will go check in on him.

I hope all of you are doing well. I was surprised this morning to be up 1.5 pounds to 108 from 106.5. It was most likely too much sugar in the jelly I had on my almond butter sandwich yesterday. I also ate 4 lifesavers that had sugar. I think sugar can really bloat you. The good news is that I am feeling good throughout all this stress with FIL and DH not liking Mexico anymore and wanting to move. So taking it one day at a time and will at least be able to eat right now that we are not having to drive to Guadalajara everyday.

Have a wonderful day.
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    glad for your faterin laws attitude and that he is doing well
    1732 days ago
    I love you FIL attitude!!! He is certainly going to be allright!!! God bless him!!!
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    1733 days ago
    Glad to hear FIL is doing well -attitude is the huge difference!!!
    I can easily leg press 105lb, but I've never be that weight. By any chance are you 3'5"????
    You're doing well caring for/helping FIL --- I'm sure you are a very caring person.
    1733 days ago
    Glad that your FIL is all settled now and wishing him all the best for this difficult 2 weeks of recovery. That's wonderful that he has such great care.

    AS for your health, it's great too that you haven't had too many ill affects from the stressors. **SIGH** It's not easy.

    Good luck, sweetie.

    1733 days ago
    Glad that he is now home and being taken care of and that the doctors will also be visiting him at home., That does not happen here in the States
    1733 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Excellent. I'm glad to hear of good progress.
    1733 days ago
    Glad to hear your FIL is settled and not
    feeling the pain. Good to have all the support
    around him. He will have excellent care.
    Good to hear you are keeping so well. Sorry
    about your DH and his wanting to leave for
    the States, but now that his dad is recuperating
    from surgery, he may put that in the background
    for a while. You just try and do your thing without
    added stress. I hope your 25th is celebrated in
    style. Have a great day. emoticon
    1733 days ago
    Glad to hear your FIL is doing so well and is settled in back at his home!

    The way you monitor your weight is truly a lesson to those nearing or at goal! Vigilence has to keep going...maybe ESPECIALLY when in goal-range! Ahhh... maybe someday I will have the opportunity to remember this important 'lesson' you so well demonstrate!!

    Be well, Sallie; hope you have a relaxing weekend... AND get to celebrate that 25th in a very special way!!!
    1734 days ago
    I am glad that your FIL is settled and in good spirits. Please try not to let the stress get to you. Hope that you and your family have a good weekend!
    1734 days ago
    I bet your FIL will sail through this with all that TLC!
    1734 days ago
    Glad that your FIL is doing better and is at home.
    1734 days ago
    That's great that FIL is getting such good care. You migh remind DH that it might not have gone as well if you were back in the states.
    1734 days ago
  • LIS193
    So glad your FIL is back in his own bed and the same wonderful burses are taking care of him. A good attitude is half the battle!!
    Yes, sugar will do that :(
    1734 days ago
    Glad to hear you got FIL settled. Great that you have all that help, it would be much more expensive here in the states.
    1734 days ago
    I'm sure he's better in his home, more relaxed and happier!
    So good you have such good care for him.
    I'm glad you're riding this storm, stress can be so exhausting.

    Have a wonderful weekend emoticon
    1734 days ago
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