17 May 2010

Right?

I'm posting, but because I'm so far behind in reading blogs, it doesn't seem right to write. I'm super stressed. I brought my father home today. It was a day fraught with bureaucratic BS, again. It took hours to get him out, with no part of it working as it should have. It was a 13 hour day, including spending time with my mom in her rehab. My dad is so happy to be in his own house again. I met my parent's new aide. She's as sweet as they come. I'm stressed because of the lack of 24 hour coverage. It will all work out, I know it will. My father is walking fine, with and without a walker. He doesn't need oxygen. I'm just worried. He should have someone there all the time, for now. We have things in the works, but that's like saying we have good intentions. If only his discharge happened when it was scheduled, last week. When my GA sister was here. Lisa and I are doing our best. Whew. This too shall pass, I know it. I talked to a good friend today on the phone. Her family situation is so, so much worse than mine. Here's where I say something positive. It will all work out. I just have to put some perspective in this and relax a little. That or drink a lot of wine.

8 comments:

KathyA said...

Glad your dad is home. It WILL all work out. What is it that makes your mom's situation so markedly different from you father's?

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I know it's hard not to worry about your parents. You have so much to deal with right now, but it will all work out.

Lena said...

Good he is walking fine. that is a big step.

It will all work out, but still have the glass of wine!

Cheryl said...

Hey Kath,
My dad was in the hospital for 2 weeks with no walking. Then in a rehab center for over 4 weeks with maybe 30 minutes of PT/OT a day. He was not able to make a move unless it was in PT. Not even to walk into the bathroom in his room that was 3 feet away. He was taken care of and totally sedentary for that long. He lost 40 pounds. I'm just worried. And PT and a visiting nurse need to come to the house and someone needs to be there. With any luck, we'll finagle the timing :) My mom went through a lot, medically, but she'll come out of the rehab better than before her hospital stay. My mom, despite her stroke, is healthier than my father. But like you said, it WILL all work out. I believe that.

JulesD said...

I agree, More Wine is the answer!

Peace my friend.............

Seth M. Ward said...

DRINK ON!

Jamie said...

Yep, like the others, I say go for the wine. But seriously, it WILL all work out. Hang in...take a deep breath, you are doing awesome. :)

Cindy said...

I'm voting for more wine, too.....haha. I'm glad you dad is walking fine with no walker. It will work, just let go of some of the stress.

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