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4/12 Daddy's Care Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 2012

This morning, Wally, MaryAnn and I attended a care meeting for daddy. He is doing pretty good, going to physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The head nurse says daddy's bedsores are improving but it just takes time. He is now in a gerry chair instead of a wheel chair as they have to keep his feet elevated due to poor circulation. He is now taking a medication to improve his appetite and it is working as he has now gained 3 lbs. Daddy has gone from 136 to 116 lbs--now up to 119-- and right now cannot afford to lose anymore weight. I sure wish I had that problem. lol

She also stated that daddy would not walk again--just be pushed around. That means we will not be able to take him for a ride or anything else. His legs are so stiff that we cannot maneuver him into any of our cars. That bothers me as we hoped to take him out to the farm for a get-together with family and friends. I reckon that is out unless some of the therapy/exercise will limber him up.

All in all the meeting was positive as daddy's vitals are still strong. He is talking some so that is good. MaryAnn and Wally will have to take over next week as I will be dealing with Ashley and his surgery.
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  • RURAL3
    praying that he will be able to get to the farm through strengthening and pt. You are keeping on top of things. It sounds like he is making progress.
    3244 days ago
    Glad to see some improvement. Would you be able to (rent)get a van that would accommodate you dad so he could go out to the farm?
    3245 days ago
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