We saw dad again last night, and he had had a good day he said. And he enjoyed seeing his friends as well and they are going up again as soon as they can. They all go back a long long way. Dad has something again to eat for his tea, maccaroni cheese which he enjoyed and this is the most he has eaten in about a few weeks. Plus he is actually wanting to eat which is also a good change.
He got a bit of pain in his stomach yesterday for which he got an injection. And when we left at night, he still loooked to be in a bit of pain although he said he wasn't. I spoke with the nurse on the way out and told her this and she said that he should not be in pain as they have plenty of things they can do for him if he is. So dad was away to get another pain killing injection and the amount he gets is to be monitored so that they can in need be give the right amount through the driver. If he does get this in the driver, I hope that he is still able to talk as well as he did yesterday as this helped him, yesterday to have a good day. We will see what today brings.
It is raining here just now which is a shame, but hopefully it will stop later. If not, we will see if we can do it the next day. I am also going to speak with the doctor today to see if he can go through to day care tomorrow if he is up to it. If he is then it will be relatively easy to do as we can just get a chair and wheel him through, as it is only a few corridors away from his room. He said before that he would like to go if he can, even if it is just for a short time in the morning and this happens quite a bit with patients in the hospice who also go to day care each week.
Thanks Lainy, I'm glad that made your day and getting out for a walk does sound good, and I will enjoy it, as will dad. I know mum did enjoy her time with her sister and it makes a change from only having me around when she is at home. My cousin is going up to see dad today after her work and mum and dad will enjoy seeing her as well.
Thanks Katie, when we saw dad at night he was back in his bed and he said that the new mattress thing was mighty comfy indeed! I also hope the new meds work from here on in as they definitely helped dad yesterday and it is allowing him to eat some and keep his fluids down and he is drinking a lot more now.
Thanks Darla, hopefully we will have a positive and good day today. Pity it is raining though, dad has always hated the rain! The grounds of the day care and hospice are quite large and very peaceful indeed with lots of bushes and trees and stuff. They also have paths throughout and dad would go walking a bit through them from day care, so I know he would enjoy it.
Thanks Pam, we are treasuring these moments indeed and are as you say a gift. Having the private room for dad is really good as it means he is a lot more comfortable, especially when he has quite a few visitors.
As always, thank you all so much.
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