When I posted a couple of days ago, things were looking pretty grim with Daddy. But each time I’ve not been able to get him to eat much, I’ve been giving him his medicine with Boost to drink, instead of water. So, he’s a little stronger now than he was.
Frances stayed with him yesterday, so we could go to Sunday School and church, and have a little free time to ourselves after lunch. Daddy didn’t want to get out of the bed before I left, but Frances said she’d deal with whatever needed to be done. Thank goodness we have someone with him I can actually trust him with. We are very fortunate.
We were pleased to find, when we returned, that he was lucid and had been using the walker all day. DH had a deacon’s meeting to go to, so I took care of supper and putting him to bed all by myself. I did take him to the bedroom in the wheelchair, because he had gone sound asleep in his chair already and he seemed woozy. But I didn’t have a problem making the transfer, using the walker to make the change, instead of having him hold onto me.
This morning was not quite as normal as I would have hoped, but it wasn’t too bad. The hallucinations have been mild today, and he’s walked most of the day. I did use the wheelchair to take him to breakfast, as I had him by myself again. DH had to travel to a family funeral.
We get the hospital bed this afternoon, so that will make a lot of things easier for us. And Daddy surprised me about that. He protested when he realized we had ordered it, but I was able to get him to understand that we had followed his wishes on that as long as we could. He hasn’t fussed about it since. That may change when he actually has to sleep in it, but I’ll deal with that when and if it happens.
Through all of this, the Zelepar has been working just fine. It was definitely the strep throat that kept it from working before. I’m still on the antibiotic, and my throat’s still sore sometimes, but I think the strep is gone finally.
So, all in all I’d say things have settled down again, but I know how quickly that can change. I’ll just be thankful for now and let next take care of itself!!