Topic: Teddy Update
Hospice came today and Teddy's vitals are still very good. He started his Haledon (sp) last night and did not have nightmares although he talked almost without stopping all night. He has been sleeping more, if that is possible and staying in bed now most of the day. He asked me to cancel a visit this afternoon from some friends as he will be talking and just drifts off. He is more confused and eating practically nothing, so it really is surprising that his vitals are so good. Hospice ordered an Aide who will come 2 times a week now to help him shower. She starts Monday. I hope she is homely! :)
Do you remember when you've seen babies smile while sleeping and they look so endearing? They purse their lips then seem to bubble and then break in to a smile? He does that in his sleep and I LOVE it. Of course he tells me he is dreaming about me. Last night he really did as he woke up and asked me what time we got home from the BIG party we were at.
While the nightmares are better he is still dreaming a lot and told me of one he had early this morning for the 2nd time this week. He was in the biggest hospital he had ever seen. Lots of rooms and sections. He said, "they are getting me ready". "You know getting me ready". I asked him if it scared him and he said no not at all. The only person he has seen who is gone is his Football Coach from High School. Leave it to Teddy to try for another touchdown!
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