Saturday, November 22, 2008

Progress Being Made

Bob and I went to see my sister yesterday evening and it was amazing the progress she had made. They had her sitting up in a chair and she had been bathed and her bed was changed and she was fully fully alert as she ever is. Bob, her husband, (we both have husbands named Bob) was out cleaning a shop he cleans in the evenings. Her daughter, Denise, was with her and had been all day.

My daughter and I are going to go to a holiday arts and crafts festival held at the recreation center here this morning. Then we will pop in and visit her. If she is doing well, they will move her into a room today or tomorrow. Then I will send flowers.

A couple of days in the room and she will go into skilled nursing for her physical therapy. There she can have the flowers my son sent to her and those her daughter in Wisconsin sent to her. That will cheer her up.

I hope she can recover quickly. I don't know what my brother-in-law will do about his holiday job. He may have to give it up. With her Alzheimer's disease coming on, he won't be able to continue too long anyhow. He will be her primary care giver.


patsy said...

so very sad about your sister.

Margie's Musings said...

She's getting along fairly well, Patsy. The thing that bothers me is that she had a bone scan a couple of months ago and they said it was fine.

W. Latane Barton said...

There is a blog you might find helpful as it is for caregivers. Mainly spousal but it applies to everyone. It's

Paula is a real dear person. You'll enjoy her.

Linda said...

I'm glad your sister is doing better. Sounds like you now have her on the list of good things you do. She's lucky to have you as her sister.
I'm glad it was her hip and not a knee, especially with her mental condition. My mother had both a hip and a knee replacement. The hip took a lot less therapy. Ball & sockets (hip) come along pretty fast. Hinge (knee) is slower and requires more therapy.
Keep up the good work.

Margie's Musings said...

Thanks, folks. You have been very helpful!