Thursday, September 25, 2008

More Springfield Pictures

Gramps with his Occupational Therapist, Petra Gramps and fellow patients playing games.
Hey, Y'all,
Things seem to be going well for us here at home. Tomorrow, we will have been home a week and Gramps is seeing a lot of different people in home health care. So far, we have had two nurses who have come and checked his vitals and his vitals are good (they are vital, ha). The speech therapist has been here twice this week. Tomorrow, the occupational therapist will be here in the afternoon.
The pictures above were taken when we were in Springfield.
Tomorrow, we will be seeing Jan, the occupational therapist, who was here yesterday. Today, Carol, the speech therapist was here and left some activities for us to do together that will help stimulate his mental abilities to remember.
Well, I thought the hummingbirds had hummed on away, but we saw one today flying around, but not drinking any of the sugar water in the feeders. We sat out on the porch this afternoon after Carol had left, and really enjoyed the wonderful balmy temperatures. There was a gentle breeze blowing and the sun was not too hot. It was so peaceful and beautiful. One could not ask for a more lovely place than we have here. We are so blessed.
I have to go have the car serviced in the morning, but plan to have Gramps up and fed breakfast before I go. I will not be taking him with me. He is getting around very well using the walker, and I don't worry about him walking around inside the house. He won't go out because he will think it is too cool outside. I had to go to the grocery store this morning for an hour and he was perfectly fine for that.
Hugh and Imazo and I talk just about every day, keeping in touch with one another. She tells me that she speaks with her sister, Lois, in a nursing home in Ohio just about every day. Lois seems to be doing quite well and apparently is quite content because she sees or talks to each of her daughters each day. Of course, this helps Imazo, knowing that her sister is happy and well taken care of.
I have just helped Gramps into bed and settled for the night. Hopefully, there will only be one wake-up call during the night. I had a nap this afternoon while he was watching television and then I got up and made our supper. We had a good visit with our honorary son, Mark, this evening and fed him a sandwich and salad and some fresh decaf coffee.
Well, it is 10 p.m. and I must get to bed soon. Today has been a good day. I always go to bed glad that it is there to rest in. I look for a good day each morning when I wake up, don't you? Thank you, Jesus, for good days! We are most blessed...May God's peace dwell in your heart as it does in mine. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for the night. Love to you all. Bye!

1 comment: TN said...

Isn't Home Health nice? I have been through two different sessions. You get used to them coming and then you miss them when they are through. We hired the bath lady . She comes to give Bill a bath after she finishes her regular job. I don't know what I would have done without her, because I had my surgery just about the time they started working with Bill. I couldn't have given him a bath at all. I probably could do it now, but it is sure does help me out for her to do the task. I may adopt her...LOL Have a good day Grammy. We might get to meet one of these days. If not on this our Heavenly Home.