Monday, September 15, 2008

Gramps in a New Room

Hey, Y'all,
Gramps was moved to a new room about lunch time today, because they needed the other bed for another patient. So far they haven't moved in a bed for me into the new room. We are now in room 3366. They have a nice recliner in the new room and I may be sleeping in it. Right now, Gramps is reclining in it.

I went out this morning to do the laundry, but the laundromat was closed because of the storm yesterday. A lot of traffic lights were also out of commission. Some intersections were being manned by Springfield policemen.

Right now, it seems we may be coming home on this Friday, but the committee meets tomorrow afternoon again and I am sure we will know soon what they have planned for us.

If they turn us loose on Thursday afternoon, we will be going to a motel for the evening and leaving with Gramps' neice and her husband on Friday morning.

Probably tomorrow I will be able to do the laundry that I meant to do today.

The speech therapist did some memory exercises with Gramps. She asked him our daughter's names and he could not remember them. She gave him simple instructions that he was to repeat. He could remember the first one, but not the second one. I didn't realize how far gone his memory is.

I did learn today from another patient's daughter that the normal stay here is for two weeks. Also, Gramps headaches seem to be diminishing, and that is good. He still can't turn his head all the way like he should be able to do. He was quite cold today after lunch and although he had on sweat pants, a short sleeved polo type shirt, and a long sleeved shirt. I told them he was cold and they brought him a heated blanket, and that seemed to help, but he sat and went to sleep after he got it.

Well, that is about all I have to tell today. More tomorrow. Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Bye now. Love to all of you. May you each feel God's lcve and compassion, and His peace in your heart.


Judy said...

I know you are anxious to get back to your own home. Sounds like your hubby may be doing some better. You may have your hands full when you do get home. I hope he continues to improve and you can enjoy being back in Tennessee and around your friends and relatives. I am thinking of you and praying things improve for you. TN said...

Grammy, I know you are worn out. Been there and done that! I'm still saying a prayer for you and your husband. Love, Clara