Monday, June 21, 2010

Continuing Improvement

Hey, Y'all,
I believe Gramps is continuing to improve. He is certainly more alert these days than when he first returned to the nursing home from the hospital the second time. For the past five days, he has been much better and has gotten his dry sense of humor back. He is walking better and the occupational therapist, Cathy, has given me new hope that I will eventually be able to take him home with me. She also said that probably he will not be able to get rid of the Foley catheter ever.

I haven't yet begun to pack boxes but there is still time for that, since it will be sometime in August before we leave here. I am not sure exactly how I am going to get the packing done, but I know I will. I plan to begin getting boxes tomorrow afternoon. Finding the time to do everything is going to be challenging, but I am up to it, I'm sure (kind of) ha.

It is close to eleven p.m. and I am getting sleepy. The days are plenty warm, and tomorrow they begin getting shorter. I dread that, because I love the long days of sunlight, don't you? Today our neighbors came down for supper with me, and we had salad greens, with baked chicken strips, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, feta cheese, mandarin orange sections, and choice of dressings. We also had tater tots, deviled eggs, and cheese-its. Dessert was fresh strawberries with whipped cream. After supper we played Yahtzee and had a lot of fun doing so.

Well, this is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. More later. Much love to each of you, my friends. Got to get to bed so I can get a few hours sleep before another day at the salt mines. Bye for now.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

We are so glad to hear that Uncle Dubby is doing better. We love you both..

love, Tawny and Allie

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good for Gramps, lovely to know there is an improvements.
You must feel so tired Ruby,
Take care.
Yvonne.

aLmYbNeNr said...

This is WONDERFUL news! I am so happy for you, Ruby. I hope he continues to improve and I hope you find the time and energy to pack. Enlist the neighbors! :)

Clara....in TN said...

I'm happy Gramps is doing better. Try to get all the rest you can...you're going to need a lot of energy during the coming weeks. I'm looking forward to seeing you on the second!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is great news! And if your family there offers to help pack, say yes.

Bud Ezekiel H. said...

this great to hear/read! i'm with you on enjoying the long summer days. leastways we have a few long days left.... plus you're going to be enjoying milder winters in Texas, Ruby:)

Mom B said...

Poor Ruby....she thinks Tennessee is hot...we're having a scorcher! At least thin-blooded Dub will LOVE the heat! :-)
Oh, Mom, I forgot to tell you, we don't have TVA down here....

thesouthernlady64 said...

So glad Gramps is doing better but don't envy you having to pack to move. I have moved many times in my life and plan to stay here for a while yet. Your evening with your neighbors sounds like so much fun. Take care of yourself and get all the rest you can get.