Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25, 2010 7:55 p.m.

I’m sitting here at home with Dad watching MASH. He absolutely loves the show. He even said to me that he supposes a benefit of having dementia issues is that although he is sure he has seen every episode of MASH – each one is totally new to him. But he loves the show. He works on his puzzle books during the commercials.

Mom is still at the hospital. We absolutely hate leaving her there but we all know it would be much harder on Dad to be at the hospital 24 hours a day. Mom is in great hands. They will take more tests tomorrow to try and determine if she truly has pneumonia or not. One of the concerns is that the fluid on the x-rays may actually be fluid on the heart which would be a good reason she went in to atrial fibrillation again today.  So we’ll wait until tomorrow. The good news is that her oncologist is not totally surprised this is happening. It is common that the patient takes a few steps down right after treatment. He says she will be feeling better and be bouncing back in a few weeks – we just have to help her get there.

Terri spent this morning with Mom at the hospital while I was home with Dad. We were able to sleep in a little bit this morning before going to the hospital. We’ll leave in the morning around 8:00 and spend the day at the hospital waiting for test results. They want mom to walk around tomorrow with assistance.

Dad and I will manage to scrape up enough change to get a muffin and cup of coffee at the Java Hut on the second floor. And I’ll work on my joke-of-the-day to bring a smile to mom’s face. I hope that something today will bring a smile to your face. And thanks once again for your kind words and prayers.  A few people have sent or brought flowers recently and those are amazing to bring a smile to someone's heart. 

"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." unknown

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