Thursday, May 6, 2010

Today

I visited the hospital again, to find mom sitting in her chair. While she was visibly in better physical shape than yesterday, she was definitely more confused, hallucinating and not at all sure what had happened to her or where she was. She kept saying her leg was too big, and she couldn't get up. I kept telling her she broke it, but she didn't understand, or she understood for a moment, then forgot again. It is strange because yesterday she was more aware and clear-headed than I have seen her in years.
She chatted to me, though the nurses and doctors said she wouldn't talk to them at all, asking where Jeremy and Richard were. I told her she would be going home tomorrow, and that seems to be the case. The doctor says he will send her to the board and care because the therapists (Occupational and physical) can come to the house and work with her. It's not as though she will ever be able to walk again. She had already forgotten how to do that before she broke her leg. It's probably part of why she broke her leg.
A nutritionist came in and I ordered mom's food for this evening and tomorrow, all things I know she likes. I hope she enjoys them. I am not sure how much of it she'll be there to eat tomorrow.
Today was rope yoga in Laguna. Tomorrow I cannot go to yoga because I must take the cat back to the vet (he's been sneezing) and pick mom up at the hospital.
The future is uncertain. I am nervous about mom breaking a leg, arm, hip again. She definitely will try to get up as soon as the cast is removed. Her blood pressure is problematic as well, and the doctors raised her medication.

2 comments:

Lou said...

My mother-in-law had alzheimer's, and my sister-in-law had to keep moving her to more and more restrictive places. It's a terrible condition, and I am so sorry for you and your whole family.

Robbi said...

I hope that things work out where she is. We don't have the money to move her to a more specialized place.