Been a rough week. Will try to fill you all in later in the day... hope to finally have a bit of down time this weekend. Mutti has her hospital bed with an air flow matress topper, and she loves her new bed... the side rails help her to feel really secure and she is able to turn over nicely now, pulling on the rails to help.
Her pain levels have decreased a LOT, and I've been weaning her off the pain meds. Still unable to stand, though, she slumps over to the side, or forward..and her bottom is in bad shape. Need to get that completely healed before we can pull the foley. She si quite anemic.. drew some labs on Thursday, and her Hgb is only 11.4 ...... down from 12.4 last month.
A colleague is coming over today to help reassess her pressure ulcers on her bottom and apply new duoderm on all those areas.
This evening I'll give her a buttblaster and hope she can move those bowels. Should get better now that she's not taking all those pain meds. She is able to sit up in her bed with a tray table and feed herself again, and read her little books, even do a puzzle or two. Can see the tv better that way as well, and read the scrolling tickertape at the bottom... she loves to read every word.
I am beyond exhausted.. am really looking forward to spending some time outdoors today, in my little backyard nook by my fountain with a TALL White Russian !!!
OK.. need to make my bed, wash some bed sheets, and slowly start getting Mutti's breakfast together. Need to work on my bills and checkbook as usual for the weekend, and do a bit of tidying up around the house.. other than that, plan on just enjoying the downtime.
Hope you all are well.. have not been around to follow the news in your lives.. keeping Mary and her mother in my thoughts and prayers, and hoping Sabby found resolution to her tummy problems.
Will get back with you all later, ok? Have yourselves a great weekend !!!
May 23, '09
awwwww... (((Di and dh)))
I do hope Shel gets what he needs... these dear furbabies of ours are just so precious to us.
Hope you have a good weekend !
Mutti's still snoozing, I have the last of my clothes on the line in the fresh breeze, and I'm enjoying some quiet time here. Will prepare Mutti's lunch shortly and about 2 pm my colleague is coming to help me reassess and re-dress Mutti's bottom.
After dh gets home from his golf tournament, I'm going out back awhile.. don't want to waste any of this glorious day we're having !
Last edit by jnette on May 23, '09