Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Friday, January 09, 2009


....Grandad is at his new hospital, and they've managed to get him sat up on the edge of the bed, moving his limbs during physical therapy. Sounds stupid and basic, but he's got a long road ahead of him. He's still on the vent and is still getting dialysis every other day. They failed to let my family know that he would have to be transferred again once they get him off the vent. And he's a long way from being able to function at home. So we'll see.

...Gran's recovering well from her surgery. She's pretty weak, so is not going to see Grandad at the hospital today (is hour drive each way). She gave us quite a scare with all this carotid artery stuff, and am anxious for her to be stronger again. Is so weird to see the woman who used to run circles around all of us getting older and less spry.

...Katie is in the hospital today. The surgery that was scheduled for Monday has been moved to today because of the load of pain that she's in. I feel so badly for her!


Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

Where is Greg and who's got the kids?

1:42 PM

Blogger crazed lunatic said...

Not sure where Greg is. Kids are at school today. She said she'd be home around 7ish?

2:46 PM

OpenID ispeakbeanish said...

Once he gets off the vent, they're likely to move him to an LTAC (long term acute care hospital) or a SNF (skilled nursing facility) if he can't handle as much rehab as he'd have to tolerate for an LTAC. You're very right that it will be a long haul, but it can be done.

Sorry for the long comment, this is just what I do. I'm a SNF/long-term care social worker currently in a case manager position where I monitor the status of residents in 15 of our SNF facilities and communicate about their care with the insur co. If y'all have questions, ask and I'll try to answer them if needed.

11:02 PM


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