Dorothy had a great day! She did physical therapy and occupational therapy today- three times. She sat up in the chair for lunch and dinner- and lingered for a while she took a long nap and enjoyed the view out of her window. She had a special treat later in the day- her granddaughter and great grandsons come for a visit. We laughed at the boy’s funny stories and had a wonderful time. This was the highlight of the last few days
After they left- the nurses came and helped her back to bed. While she was waiting on the nurses, she was fidgeting with her IV and pulled it out. Yes, blood was everywhere- she was so confused as to what was happening- this was all happening around the sundowners’ time. They got her settled down and had to relocate her IV. She was agitated and confused-I knew it was going to be a rough night.
After they got her settled down and comfortable in the bed, I was conflicted on if I should stay or go. I knew she had a long day with PT, OT and the exercises we had her do every hour. This along with the visit from the boys, I knew it was going to be a trying night. The nurses told me that they would put the bed alert on and since she is located right outside the nurses’ desk- I knew the best thing for everyone was for me to go and get a good night’s sleep.
This is going to be tough- this is going to be long- this has put a new chapter in our lives.
Peace & Love,