Dad’s doctor called at 8 this morning to say she was sending him back to the nursing home with the hope that being “home” will help lessen his confusion. He’s lived there for almost 3 years and I agree that it may help to be back at “home.” My dad is a classic example of “sundowning” when he’s in a hospital.
Went to work early to get stuff done – left during the morning to make sure his room would be ready – back to work (still had work to do) – home for lunch – and then off to the nursing home to meet dad when he returned. (Gas prices? – well, it’s a small town…)
He arrived (via ambulance), I stayed with him for several hours. He’s still loopy but at least knows where he is. Staff members kept popping in to welcome him home.
The nurses at the nursing home have assured me they will keep a close eye on him tonight. They even got him up and into his big blue lounge chair to eat his supper. They had planned to help him with his supper but he informed them he could do it himself.
Meanwhile – I guess sitting in a nursing home room for 4+ hours just does wonders for my BG – it’s 71. You know, if that works it could start a revolution. Just think of all the nursing home residents who would have constant company – diabetic persons who want to lower their blood sugar. Just kidding, sort of.
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And – Happy Birthday to Vivian!
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