Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dad update

Dad is doing well and continues to breathe without the vent or oxygen! He is actually ready to be transferred back to the 2nd place on Monday as they have an outstanding physical rehab as compared to a regular hospital in the way that they will see him every day for 2 hours a day, where in a hospital they may come 3 times a week for 30 minutes or an hour.

He took an "absence of leave" for two days...meaning, he wasn't himself at all and mostly slept and when he was awake he wasn't his typical character or behavior. I watched as mom tried to wake him on Friday evening. It took 30 minutes and then he was kind of agitated during his awake time and confused and paranoid.

Saturday morning before mom got to the hospital, one of the nurses told him he slept for two days. When mom got there, he told her what the nurse told him and said, "why didn't you wake me up?"

I know the physical therapy will be torture in the beginning for him. I'm hoping the special care place will follow what they are supposed to do in the way of maintaining his current state and not give him anything unnecessary.

It seems we won't be having Thanksgiving. I've cooked every year since I can remember but mom doesn't want anything to do with it. She plans on spending the day with him in the hospital. I offered to cook on Saturday instead of turkey day and she turned her nose up. But she's home around 6:30 p.m. anyway and I can't understand why we can't have some kind of celebration. The way I see it, we're lucky and have something to celebrate.

My girlfriend's all black German shepherd started having her puppies this morning at 9:15 a.m. She was up to 8 puppies by mid-afternoon. They've offered a puppy to me and I would love one but don't know how I possibly could. We'll see. I'm impartial to shepherds as I had a really intelligent, loyal one when I was first married. They own the male that sired her. Two really wonderful dogs.photo taken at 12:30 p.m. - 7 puppies at that time - one under her thigh and one under the puppy in the middle.

2 Comments:

At November 17, 2008 10:12 AM , Blogger J a d e said...

I think you are right you should celebrate in his honor. You have a lot to be thankful for and I would bet he would rather that the family did.

 
At December 01, 2008 10:29 PM , Blogger naughtyscholar said...

Aww. I love the pictures of the little puppies with their mama. Wish I could have one ;)

 

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