I just wanted to do a little update, as things are *overall* smoothing out some!! Woo hoo!!!
'Dad' now has an electric bed in, bedside commode, he now wears disposable boxer shorts (YEA!!!), and we are getting good with his meals - he enjoys them even though everything has to go through a blender! LOL!
Home health nurses have been by and we are getting set up for occupational therapy and hubby and I will be taught how to deal with each stage of the physical decline - how to turn him safely without injuring anyone
and things like that!
The Nurse-Practitioner that he now sees has done some basic blood work and that has come back good, and he had an Xray of his shoulder and a CT scan of his head because he took a fall and was never taken to the doc to be checked out, and they came back as good - although we now know that he had moderate arthritis at least in his shoulder. At least now we can ask the NP for pain meds that will help with his pain!
Although yesterday was a hard day - he was being difficult and hubby got a bit short which sent him into hallucinations and confusion about
being back where he was and getting bullied into doing everything. Fortunately I was here to 'run interference' and we got through the day with only hubby being incredibly sad over the "loss" of the man he knew as his Father.
Today 'Dad' is a happy, compliant man!!
Thanks for being here! Even just typing this out here on the forum is a form of release and coping for me!!