Home Again

Sunday morning Mom and I brought Dad home from the nursing home. We got the call early last week saying that he would be able to leave as early as Wednesday, however, with the in-and-out schedules around here Sunday was the first possible day we could make the transition easily and as smoothly as possible.  We arrived while he was in church services so Mom filled out the paperwork and I sat in his room.  I sat on the bed that Dad has tried to sleep on during his stay.  I must tell you, it is no wonder he did not get much sleep… UGH!  After checking out, he was a bit slow getting into the car but getting up the porch steps to the house was not a problem at all.

Sunday afternoon, the rest of the family came at various times for chili.  I had to leave for a few hours for rehearsal but there were plenty of people here to keep Dad company while Mom ran to WM for prescriptions.

Monday was a little scary.  Dad’s blood sugar was really low.  However, he assured us that he felt fine and we got him something to eat.

Tuesday was a big day.  A rep from home health services came to the house.  We thought she was coming to set up a schedule for visits.  However, she came to the conclusion that no services would be necessary.  WOW!!!  Tuesday night, he went to a volleyball game with Mom.  Quite a switch from last spring/summer when he wanted no part of outdoor activity!

As expected, it is going to take some work to keep him motivate instead of sitting around in front of his Game Show Network.  We will see how that works out in the days ahead.  Until then… PRAISE GOD for all he has done and thanks to my fantastic friends and family for their continued thoughts and prayers!

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  1. Dan Said:

    on October 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Great to hear about your Dad’s progress! I especially got a chuckle about him going to the school ball games. All of you continue to be in my family’s prayers. I look forward to more positive posts.

  2. derek Said:

    on October 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Great to hear of his progress. As for my family, my mother is walking normally again- they removed the boot (removable cast) from her about a week ago.

  3. jamiahsh Said:

    on October 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Great to hear of your Mother’s progress as well, Derek!

  4. Taylhis Said:

    on October 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    So glad to hear about all of this progress for your families! God is great! I especially like to see examples of prayers being answered 🙂

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