Glad that Dad is out of the hospital and can now begin to recover. Paleobird, we've always known that you are an amazingly strong woman. This experience just proves it yet again.
Betorq I'm speechless. <3
Well, my sister headed home today which has made the house considerably quieter. She is just one of those people that, everywhere they go, they carry around a cloud of fuss, noise, fluff, and fluster. I'm enjoying the calm and stillness.
Betorq is still here and is being very helpful, making sure that I don't forget to eat and taking the dog for walks around town. (That boy is a gooood cook). I'm getting a little jealous that the Wolf Cub will follow him around so easily, but then a bag of Trader Joe's organic dog treats wins hearts and minds every time.
Dad is still weak but he is determined to exercise and not let himself get flabby. He is walking around the house and yard as much as he can with his walker and sitting on the side of the bed doing leg raises and such.
He still gets very confused and doesn't realize what is going on sometimes. Other times he is perfectly lucid. So he really needs pretty much constant supervision at this point. I may have to hire someone to come in part time soon. Having Betorq here is nice because it allows me to take my time and pick out the right agency and not be rushed into picking someone at random out of the yellow pages.
Good news. Excellent on all fronts.
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Robin, my thoughts are with your dad and you every day.
And +++++ a million to Betorq!
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Paleobird -- glad to hear things are on the upswing with your dad. And WOW to have Betorq stop by to stay a few days and offer such great help! What a true friend!
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I have moved in at my Dad's place so I sleep on the pull out sofa in the living room so I can hear if Dad gets up. (Dad's house is 50's modern style with an open floor plan and dividing walls that don't go all the way to the ceiling.) Betorq is kind of house sitting at my place next door. I am still thinking of hiring someone to come in say once or twice a week but, at this point, I feel like I could leave for a couple of hours to go do the grocery shopping without being afraid that anything bad would happen.
This is a big improvement over even a few days ago.
Hey Jac if you're reading this: I took him back to 50 mg of the Seroquel last night with no problem at all after holding at 75 for two nights. I think I'll hold at 50 for another night or so and then back down to 25. The reduced dosage seems to be correlating with improved cognition and alertness in the morning. He still gets more confused as evening arrives (Sundowing) but it doesn't have the angry edge that it did in the hospital now that he is in familiar surroundings.
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I'm glad things seem to be looking up, Robin. Give your Dad and Betorq a hug for me. And one for you too!
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I feel bad that I turned down an invitation to meet betorq in LA. I thought it would be weird to say hey, let's go to LA and meet some guy from the Internet. Maybe if it had been a big party with everybody I would have done it. What do you guys think of the idea of when Mark has his PrimalCon thing in April that a bunch of us descends upon Oxnard on that Saturday and have a picnic on the periphery of his event? It's a public park, after all. At events like that, as much as I like the presenters, it's the meeting and hanging with people that sometimes is even more fun.
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