As you all can see there has been a gap in my posts to my blog. I have to say I do miss blogging and wish I had more time in the day to get things I need to take care done. The last several months have been crazy back in May I had surgery and while I was in the hospital so was my dad. Well he has been in and out of the hospital the last while I was away in Salt Lake City for our Annual Stampin’ Convention. When I came home he had another bad episode and the family was told nothing more interventional could be done that supportive care basically. Dad was placed in Hospice and moved in with his companion.
This has been an adjustment and while we have all been there to help they have been very long hours. We were taking turns spending the nights there and then some of the day shift when she had surgery her self coming up. I was working nights and going there during the days to help out. 4 days was going before and after work to given IM injection to keep the fluid off his lungs.
I had a nursing trip scheduled when Nancy had her second surgery was scheduled so Dad spent 5 days in respite care only to be discharged the Friday before I was coming home and by brother found out he was not returning to companion’s home but would be coming to my home the Monday after I did get home. So here we were emptying out a room to make room for him.
Dad is now living with me and my great brothers and sister assist me in taking care of him. One of them are with him when I’m at work at night and then I’m taking care of him during the day thus sleeping when I first get home until he wakes and then cat nap basically the rest of the day. I think the fustrating part for my dad is having to depend on everyone for his care. Dad is bed bound and it gets real old the three walls very fast.
Here Dad celebrating his 88th Birthday with my Dear Friend Christine Wiggins. Brought some yummies from Jamesburg Bakery for him to enjoy.
Many know I took care of my Great Aunt Annette it had been 10 years living with me and 3 years on Hospice she was a tough lady. We are using the same service and have many changes in services we had with her we don’t have now with Dad. This has been an adjustment to say the least. But it is all coming together for the most part. The family is now taking the time we do have to love and take care of him as he did all of us back in the day.