Elder Care Tips and Monthly News

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5/5/04  12:58 PM

Hey to Y'all,

Not a whole lot going on this week.  Dad is still on the path to recovery and he is getting a bit better every day.  We went to 2 doctors yesterday with Dad.  One was with the GP.  She said he still has a little crackle in the lower part of his right lung.  She put him on a different antibiotic and told us to come back weekly until he is better. 

Then we went to see the cardiologist.  He gave dad a thumbs up and all was good.  While he was in the hospital the GP had a Echocardiogram done and sent to him.  He said it was fine.  We just have to have a stress test done and that is scheduled for the end of the May.

Mom is doing well also.  Since we have to give dad breathing treatments round the clock we have a night shift and Anna is catching up on sleep.  Mom is very reactive to Dad and his behavior.  She "tattles" on him if he does anything that she doesn't like.  For example, Liz and I were in the kitchen (we have baby monitors set up in the house to hear what is going on in their bedroom) and we heard Mom making her crying noise.  It got worse and worse (in about 30 seconds) so Liz ran back there and Dad had taken off the mask for the breathing treatment.

Oh, and yesterday after we got back from the doctor's appts. Dad went to the potty at the house and we hear Mom doing the crying thing and there is Dad walking out of the potty with his pants around his ankles and all his business hanging out.  Mom really didn't like that one.  He could have tripped and there he was showing all his stuff to everyone.  There are some things that the "baby of the family" (that's me) shouldn't see.  Oh, well it wasn't the first time and probably wont be the last.

The good thing is that Mom is making her needs and wants known and we are picking up on it better.  Sometimes she does get annoying because she wants things done "right now" and sometimes you are dealing with Dad when she wants it.  Anna says she has certain things that she wants done at certain times.  Like Dad needs to be in his PJ's by 7pm.  The lights in the bathroom can't be on, the shades need to be pulled down etc.

But overall, thing are doing fine.  Anna will be going to Oman next week (the 11th) and will be gone for about 10 days.  We will have care for them 24/7 and I will stop by every day to see how stuff is and to do all the shopping etc.

Jerry and I traded in our Suburban and purchased a GMC Savana.  It is a full sized van and we are going to have a handicap lift added and wheelchair tie downs added.  I hope to get it soon.  Dad did not want to get rid of the Malibu and we really didn't have the money for M&D to buy another vehicle (let alone where to park it), so this will be my vehicle and when Liz needs it I will drive the Malibu to work.

Well, that's about all for now.  No one is in the hospital and (knock on wood) they seem to be ok.

Love and hugs to all,


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