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SoCS 08-28-21 Sprung!

The lovely Linda Hill suggests we start our SoCS with this:

Your Friday Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt is “my”. Start your post with the word “My”. Bonus points if you end your post with “yours”. Enjoy!

My dad is finally out of the hospital, but sadly did not get approved for rehab. He will be at my house until Tuesday when Home Health is supposed to start. I’m not holding my breath, but I am saying a prayer that they do.

He is not exactly happy about the arrangement. Kevin came over with dinner for us all (from Boston Market 😋) and when we were done eating, he got up to go home and mow. Dad proceeded to get up on his walker and go with him and we had to tell him, “No, Dad, you are staying here.” I explained it all in the hospital, but he either forgot, or was being obstinate. That’s the problem with trying to figure out is it dementia or just him being obstinate.

I distracted him, once we were seated again, and had him play me in a game of Words With Friends. It’s important he exercise his brain as well as his body. He can still play the game, he just has trouble with the device trying to do everything else. Starting, stopping, or if the page moves away, getting it back. It’s funny he can make words with the letters on the game, but if I ask him to write what he’s trying to say to me on the white board, what he wants to say does not translate to the board anymore. For example last night he wanted to know if Sean was coming over but he wrote More Sean? Sometimes I can make out what he’s saying, other times we have to try again.

In the meantime, Kevin and I are still looking at possibilities for placement when it becomes necessary, like an assisted living facility or skilled nursing care facility. We do have that meeting with the VA next month, and he is also checking other resources like The Knights of Columbus because my dad was a long-time member. One of the assisted living places called while we were on our way home from the hospital and she was on speaker! Awkward! I don’t think Dad can hear it thunder, but I was worried. Anyway, she said he might also get a discount from having worked at Bell Helicopter, but I don’t know if that’s true since he retired when he was 80.

Wish us luck and say lots of prayers this weekend goes well, I’m using the men around here to help with bathroom duties and strength while I’ve got them. Hopefully, by Monday, he will be stronger and not depend on me so much for things like that and lifting. We will get through somehow. Tuesday , Home Health is supposed to come here and show him what needs to be done, then he can go home and she will continue care with him there. That is the plan anyway.

I hope all is well with you and yours!