Posted 11/10/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -8)
I saw Carol today and we made some phone calls, talked to her nurse, and learned that she's going to be moved to a nursing home tomorrow, where she'll get nursing care and physical therapy. The woman we spoke with at the home said that she will NOT be going on hospice. There was a hospice flyer and a nursing home flyer in her hospital room, but she's really just too sick and medicated to ask many questions or to even know what to ask. She is in a lot of pain but seems to be getting good care. I just hate to see how depressed she is. She was barely responsive when she saw me walk in. By the time I left two or three hours later, she was in better spirits, but I honestly don't think she has any visitors except for rare (and disturbing) visits from her brother and SIL. She's in the hospital in Ponca City, OK and will be in the Ponca City Nursing Home sometime tomorrow morning. I'll post my email address later so I can send anyone the address there, should you want to send her a card or a care package. Lord knows she can use some TLC. Her brother lives in a town that's probably an hour away from the town she's staying in.
It turns out that my daughter-in-law's best friend's grandparents (whew) own the nursing home so we're going to see what we can do to get her some special attention, or maybe drum up some visitors for her. It's a two hour drive up there for me so I can't make the trip too often.
Oh, and the nurse told me that she's there for her COPD, which is stable, and because her bladder won't void. A urologist is going to take a look at her but for the time being she's on a catheter.
I told her you were all praying for her.