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Monday March 30, 2015

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Good Morning to you all,

 

Hope you all had a glorious weekend.

 

Yesterday was such fun where hubby and I hiked for nearly 2 hours with the dogs. It was a little cool when we headed off but we soon warmed up and had a wonderful hike. Saw wild flowers coming out and of course we had the most beautiful water view of the river we were walking to. Glorious sight when we came over the hill. Dogs had a great time getting in the water, heck I was tempted myself. Then we walked through the forest, over railway tracks to go up to another trail. Most excellent hike I have to say.

 

Once home got breakfast out of the way then hit the yard mowing, tidied up the yard and did my first 'haircut' for the season. I was pleased when finished all looked so nice.

 

Refilled up the bird feeders yet again the birds around here are piggies, I cannot keep up with them but I do enjoy seeing them at the feeders.

 

Hope you all have a most excellent and productive day.

 

Much love to you all.

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Good Morning, Sabby, and all who follow!

Hubby goes for his pre-op physical this morning. I've got some questions for the doc and I would also like to see what that restrictive-motion sling looks like. I know how they USED to use a plaster cast with a rod attached to it to hold the arm out at the required angle

but I know plaster casts have fallen by the wayside these days. The nurse in me has been trying to figure out how to dress the poor guy or if he has to go around wearing a poncho for 6 weeks! Plus, he is thinking about how he can take showers, but I think that is kind of unrealistic with the no-muscle movement rule. No way could he take off the sling and hold his shoulder perfectly still; first thing you know he'd drop that arm a little and rip out the repairs. Ain't happening on MY watch!

Poor guy apparently had a rough night r/t pain; I heard him up several times and right now he is sleeping in the recliner. Glad my laptop is a quiet one. no clacketyclack of the keys as I type this. But, I am going to have to wake him up shortly so he can get a cup of coffee under his belt and wake up a little bit before we have to leave.

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Morning Sabby and Stars

Quiet day for me yesterday, did manage to do the cooking for the week and mop the floors. Wasn't able to get outside, it was rainy most of the day although at least it's warmer now.

Hoping today will be a fairly quiet week, nothing unusual planned. Getting warmer at last, which is nice.

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Good morning Sabby, Stars, Joe and anyone else who stops by.

Had a busy night at work last night with the first part of the shift being the only aid for 2 halls, one that was full the other partially leaving me with 16 people. Definitely was kept running until got some more help later in the shift. I had one gentleman who kept using his call light incessantly. It was to the point that I could hardly make it up to the top of the hall to address a need that he had before the light would come on again. Tried talking to him about appropriate use of the call light and giving us time to address his need. Even with him acknowledging that when I am taking care of him I address his needs, the behavior continued through out the rest of my shift. Definitely one of those shifts that hardly had a chance to breath.

Today is classes in the morning and early afternoon and than working this evening. Not sure where I will be at tonight so could definitely be an interesting evening.

Stars I have seen a few restrictive movement slings with the patients that I have worked with. The ones that I have seen have a belt portion that goes around the torso to keep the arm at a nuetral position with the arm coming to rest at the front of the body. When helping these patients with changing I have had to support the arm while taking the sling off and helping them dress. Button up style shirts seem to work best or something that is loose fitting ;). Hopefully all goes well with the appointment this morning.

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful day, sun is shining here this morning and it is suppose to be warmer than it had been the last couple of days. We might even hit the high 60's here later this week. Ready for warmer weather, especially after the deep freeze had in February.

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Leonardsmom: Your experience with these slings is helpful. No Stars will be expert by the time her hubby is ready for physical therapy.

I hope all had a good weekend. Hae a great day.

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Well, learn something new every day!

The doc who did hubby's physical ( which WE call "P"-hizzical) gave us the cast today (well, for $235), and apparently "no movement" is not the "no movement" from yon days of yore! The cast/sling involves several parts of rip-chord nylon material over pre-shaped foam blocks, , a waistband straps and a sling and lots and lots of VELCRO, plus doodads like a little ball for him to rest his hand around and squeeze; he said he's going to paint an "8" on it! He is to bring it with him on the day of surgery.The whole thing CAN be removed, he CAN shower after post-op Day #2, and there are three passive ROM exercises he should do, also. And, of course, he gets to dress like a normal person, just v e r y carefully!

Today we are celebrating winning the Hydrocodone vs. the bowels fight! :singing: :woot:

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