Team Meeting

We met with the Team yesterday and Daddy agreed to stay until the Drs.’ say he is strong enough to go home.
At first he was adamant that he was going home with us yesterday but the social worker was a real sweetheart and she really helped him understand that if he goes home now, in his weakened condition, he will probably fall again.
We were able to get him a new wheelchair that will enable him to elevate his feet and take some of the pressure off of his back. They also hooked up his TV yesterday and agreed to give him a cup with a lid at his meals because his hands shake so much. They also agreed to review his pain meds with the Dr. (he stated on a scale of 1 – 10, his pain level was an 8).
My father was very upset at the beginning because he has to have help to use the bathroom and there just aren’t enough aids on the floor to get him to the bathroom on time so sometimes he has accidents. He stated he served his country in the war and that all he asks for is to be shown a little dignity.
They were very respectful towards him and I really appreciated that.
One funny thing … you know how I was so upset that he was on the dementia unit? Well, I mentioned that I was trying to get him off of that unit and on another one and he said, No!!!, I’ve made friends here – I don’t want to go anywhere else!”
Ya gotta love it.

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“"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.'” William Butler Yeats
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One Response to Team Meeting

  1. Glad they were able to manage pain control for your dad – and go figure on him making friends among the crazy element. Whatever makes him happy 🙂

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