Good Afternoon All,
It has been a while since my last e-mail, but that is because all is good and there isn't much going on to tell you about. Both parents are well. No issues today. Dad is getting much stronger and is doing pretty good. Last week I had to take him and mom to the cardiologist for an office visit and lab work for Dad and lab work for Mom. Dad was doing well. He walked and got in the van by himself (which is great since it is a pretty big step up and he did it almost alone. Sara and I just had to scoot his butt back in the seat) and he walked into the office, down the hall to the exam room, then back to the main office, then to the other suite to get the blood work, then back to the van.
He did great. We haven't had him walking that much since his flu and pneumonia. He was also pretty funny with the nurse, Sara, that day. He wanted to wear 2 watches (one on each arm) and Sara didn't like that so she made him take off the extra one. Then he hid it from her and took it out to show me and then asked me to put it on him. So I did. If he wants to wear two watches let him. He also kept looking at both of them during the outing. Not that he checked both times at the same time, he would sometimes look at the one on the right, then later the one on the left.
Mom is good too. She seems to be getting stronger. She is putting a little weight on her left foot (the good one) and pivoting on it to get into the wheel chair. It's not alot, but it does help the nurses in the transfer. We are still working on getting her the correct wheelchair. I swear the process moves slower than anything I have ever seen. It will happen sometime.
Today, I am off to get her vision checked. I found a dr. who would do her with no speaking. Not too sure what what will happen, but we will see. At least I can get her old glasses tightened up. They constantly slide down her nose.
I have the flu shots lined up for them to take next week. The Kroger here has you make appts, they don't accept walk-ins. Their family dr. doesn't give them. And then I heard on the news last night the shots are in short supply. I got mine here at the hospital on Monday. Glad I did it then before they ran out or said only patient care people.
So overall, all is good here in Texas. The weather is getting a little cooler, into the 80's instead of the 90's. Don't want it too cool, Dad hates the cold now. He really likes it warm, even though he has those hot flashes all the time from the injections for the prostate cancer.
Well, I gotta run to get them picked up and over to the eye dr. Dad is going for the ride and the fresh air.
Love and hugs to all.
Posted by Mary on October 6, 2004 at 2:14 PM under