Four things update (days 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

Not gonna write twenty things.

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Dad was able to transfer from the hospital straight to the assisted living place (I’m going to try to keep calling it “Salix”). This was a huge blessing to him and us. The anticipated argument about living at Salix didn’t materialize because it was obvious he needed to have more professional observation in the short term. That doesn’t mean the aggravation is going to go away, because the second he was in the room he started to pick the main fight about the furnishings of the room that he’d been picking for the previous ten days.

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There’s this weird paradox: his discharge instructions say he’s not supposed to get angry, and also that he’s not allowed to lift anything. So we’re not letting him come home unsupervised, because we couldn’t stop him from lifting stuff, but that makes him angry.

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Ten new meds. Ten. He is still walking unassisted, but never far without having to sit. We we were at his GP’s today (who felt kinda dumb for missing this last Monday). Cardiologist on coming Monday.

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We have been asked twice now if we wish to sign a DNR order. Everyone has an opinion. I don’t know. I don’t feel like it’s a great time to make this decision. Too many decisions.

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I am still feeling under the weather (slightly swollen — is that a thing? — inflamed) from Moderna #2.

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On top of all that a “right” house came up for sale on Wednesday. We had to offer by Monday. We got it. So now at least I am not going to be homeless.

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In principle now everything is scheduled. All the work left is emotional. I am so tired. Severe decision fatigue already. The prospect of the next six weeks continues to fill me with dread.

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I am again going to closer comments, not because I don’t want to chat, but because I don’t think I have the energy to give the replies you deserve. I feel everyone’s positive energy and I am thankful.

~ by Servetus on April 15, 2021.

 
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