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Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:28 PM

Sorry to learn of your continuing problems Daniel. I will keep your Dad and you and your family in my prayers. Remember to also take care of yourself. It's been a long stressful time.


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Just got an update from dad's night nurse.  All is well, BP is good, and he's feeling ok.   :thumbs:   I may call it a night soon.  Thanks guys for the support!


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:41 PM

Good to hear that, Daniel. Hopefully, he'll be able to start eating and drinking right after this. Prayers still coming!

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Hang in there Daniel, I'm glad to hear he continues to improve. Can you get him any Medical help in home with his Ins., maybe an outsider can get him to follow along with what he needs to be doing to get better. Just a thought as it seems that you and Teresa have to stay right on top his recovery at home.


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 10:19 PM

Just got home & have to go feed silage now, so I'll post more when I get finished feeding.  Dad is better now!  :thumbs:

 

Were you ordering it through the government healthcare website? :oh_shucks: :reading_the_manual: 

 

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 10:21 PM

I'm glad to hear his BP is back to normal and he is doing well.  Any idea how long he will have to stay?


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 05:44 AM

Glad your Dad is improving again. Hope you take care of yourself too.

Too bad about the cow, you don't need that going on.


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 08:59 AM

I'm glad to hear his BP is back to normal and he is doing well.  Any idea how long he will have to stay?

 

My brother stopped by to see him when his shift ended this morning.  He's doing pretty good still.  He said they talked like 3 days in the hospital.  I am pushing for professional rehab placement after he gets out of the hospital.  His heart doc wanted it the first time, but his urologist sent him straight home....bad choice.


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 11:39 AM

I hope all is going OK still for you Dad.  In my non medical opinion, having had several family members recently have major surgery some post hospital rehab is best for everyone involved, hope you can get the doctors to agree.


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Man, Daniel, hate to hear about the downturn, but hopefully he will be on the upswing now. I saw good call about the rehab, especially if your family can't be there 24/7.

Hate to hear about the cow, stinks when you lose a good one.

 

Make sure you keep up your strength and get rest, not a good time of year to let yourself get weak, easy to get sick real fast.


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 12:39 PM

I hope all is going OK still for you Dad.  In my non medical opinion, having had several family members recently have major surgery some post hospital rehab is best for everyone involved, hope you can get the doctors to agree.

 

Rehab needs to encompass more than just physical.  Mental health and good spirits are absolutely key to recovery.

 

My dad has had a really hard time coping with his surgeries and things he just can't do anymore.  He is a lot better now, but mentally he still isn't the man he was 3 years ago.  He has gone through therapy and all sorts of stuff to help him out. 


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Dad was feeling about the same, but then it's only been a little over 30 hours since I got him into the ER.  Appetite is still suppressed, but he did eat a few bites of breakfast.  I had to leave before his lunch arrived.  I had a lot I had to get done on the farm today.  Teresa is taking Mom to see him tomorrow, so hoping he's feeling at least some better.  They will likely keep him till at least Thursday, and hoping they can find him placement at a rehab center, or he'll be right back in the hospital.  The nurse talked like the Dr will surely find him a place to rehab at.  All his vitals are good.  His right arm is swollen where his IV blew out & put fluid into his arm, but that's gonna be fine.


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 04:09 PM

Ouch those infiltrations can hurt. Hoping he continues to recover.



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Posted December 04, 2013 - 10:16 AM

I sure hope they can find him a placement as well.  He needs to get his appetite back and start eating, Hopefully if he starts getting his strength back it will start coming back.  Unfortunately that can be a bad cycle. No food, no strength, no appetite.  We are all pulling for him and you all remain in our thoughts and prayers.


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Great news!  Dad qualifies for 20 days professional rehab at our local nursing home, 100% covered by insurance & Medicaire!  :dancingbanana:   My sister who has MS is a retired RN, plus her daughter works at this nursing home in charge of admitting.  They have a room available, and he'll likely be transferred there tomorrow.  A big load off my shoulders as Mom was worried they would send him home, and her knees/legs are hurting from caring for him before even with the help she/we had.

  With 2 of my sisters having chemo from cancer, another with MS, and my oldest sister having health issues, we were terribly short on help with Dad at home.  If rehab gets him to a point he can mostly take care of himself, he/we will be fine.  He's eating a little, and food is beginning to taste better to him.


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