Nov 25, 2003
Mary you can edit this and then send it on to the people on Mom's list. Computer is still in the shop. He is adding Windows 98 and tried to put 64kbs instead of 32 memory, but it wouldn't take. So, he will have it ready tomorrow. It will work, but be a little slow. That doesn't matter really. Hopefully, I will be able to get the internet connected.
Took Dad to do the power of attorney, so that is done. That lawyer kept cutting me off and wasn't too interested in talking. She suggested we do a trust for Dad - to keep stuff out of probate. She gave me a brochere, but we don't have to decide now. Dad seemed alert enough for them to agree to do it.
Mom seemed more alert today. They seemed pleased with her progress today. She is looking more midline and to the right. The PT guy told met to do some things with her while she is in the bed - like move her good leg back and forth. She tends to keep it with her knees up, and he wants it to be flat so it doesn't get so stiff. Also, he said to take the pillow away from her to practice her lowering her head flat. That forward lean is a big problem.
The speech lady wasn't able to work with feeding, because she was still in bed when she came. She is working on communication - and not getting much in the way of that. She tried to get her to hold up fingers - like 1, 2 etc. without success. So, .... They will do the swallow test Friday.
Got to run. Left Dad with a snack in the car. Am going to take him to eat for the anniversary. There is a place on the river right down from the center that we will check out. We got Mom some roses and I got Dad that chair pad. I told him Happy Anniversary for that.
He's hanging in. He slept close to 12 hours last night. Guess he needed it. He said he went looking for Mom in the garage during the night, but he didn't come to my room.
Will meet with the directors tomorrow. So, I will have more to report tomorrow.
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