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Re: daily check in May 31, 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:03 pm
by floridacatlover
jckitty wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 1:44 pm
Hello all,

Quick check in to let you know...I am in the hospital with my dad.
He got really sick this last week, have forgotten the day. would not go to ER.
I kept taking care of him at home but he took a fall on Tuesday? and I called a company with Hospice, had an evaluation, nurse said possibly Pneumonia....so I sorta lied to my dad and said it was a nurse from his doctors office and she said to go to ER for pneumonia and he finally agreed.
I have been here with him since (on a cot) in his room.
He is dehydrated, meds were screwed up because of the dehydration and because he had gotten into the laxatives which caused the dehydration they may have caused a bleed in his digestive track.
He has had fluids, blood and platelets…. he is coming along nicely but I have to stay 24/7 because he depends on me. Nurses and staff have been great, he wants to buy them donuts, LOL.

Trying to get his strength built back up, the doc would like to see him go to rehab for a week but at this time he is refusing, so please pray he will be strong enough to get him home and I am lining up home health care and maybe a private duty nurse. I will move in with him if I need to.
I am hoping he will try the rehab first, working on getting him to agree.

I am sure by now my house looks like the city dump but DD's are trying to keep up with everything and do their jobs also. We will get thru this.
More later?
JCKitty
Kitty, I can so relate to what you and your dad are going through now. I’ve been thinking of you and your dad and you both have been in my prayers. With my mom I got so exhausted in the days after her fall and I hope that you can get a break maybe with one of your DD. I know it isn’t easy. My love to you and your dad. You are a true blessing to him.

Re: daily check in May 31, 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:29 pm
by rinty
(((Hugs))) JCKitty, you love your dad so much.

Re: daily check in May 31, 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:49 pm
by ChristmasTrees
jckitty wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 1:44 pm
Hello all,

Quick check in to let you know...I am in the hospital with my dad.
He got really sick this last week, have forgotten the day. would not go to ER.
I kept taking care of him at home but he took a fall on Tuesday? and I called a company with Hospice, had an evaluation, nurse said possibly Pneumonia....so I sorta lied to my dad and said it was a nurse from his doctors office and she said to go to ER for pneumonia and he finally agreed.
I have been here with him since (on a cot) in his room.
He is dehydrated, meds were screwed up because of the dehydration and because he had gotten into the laxatives which caused the dehydration they may have caused a bleed in his digestive track.
He has had fluids, blood and platelets…. he is coming along nicely but I have to stay 24/7 because he depends on me. Nurses and staff have been great, he wants to buy them donuts, LOL.

Trying to get his strength built back up, the doc would like to see him go to rehab for a week but at this time he is refusing, so please pray he will be strong enough to get him home and I am lining up home health care and maybe a private duty nurse. I will move in with him if I need to.
I am hoping he will try the rehab first, working on getting him to agree.

I am sure by now my house looks like the city dump but DD's are trying to keep up with everything and do their jobs also. We will get thru this.
More later?
JCKitty
Thinking of you and your Dad.

Re: daily check in May 31, 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:28 pm
by alliesmama4
Kitty you and your Dad in my thoughts and prayers.. ((hug)).

Re: daily check in May 31, 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:46 pm
by LWolfT
Kitty (((hugs))) ... hoping your dad will agree to go to rehab for a bit.

Re: daily check in May 31, 2019

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:28 pm
by MackerelCat
Jackie, my 17 and a half year old kitty started not wanting to eat much in his last months. We gave him Fancy Feast canned food, just a little several times a day, and that was all he needed. Like elderly people, they often don't eat as much.He had some serious health problems that hastened his death. Had he stayed healthy, he would have handled old age like a boss.

JCKitty, I hope your dad continues to rally and will go to rehab. You take such good care of him.(((hugs)))

I fell into bed exhausted last night and slept for 10 hours. Got up this morning, did some office work from home (It's my day off) and ran errands. Took cleaning supplies to my single mom friend and checked on the fellow in the homeless shelter I have been looking after. Everyone was okay today, thank goodness.

Right now I am catching up on laundry and cuddling my middle dachshund, Lily the love bug, who has a bad tooth causing her pain. Her mouth is a disaster even by dachshund standards.. Most of her front teeth had to be extracted or never formed correctly and what remains tends to abscess. Although she is only seven years old, she loses a few more teeth to the vet every year. She is on soft food and pain pills until her dental appointment in a few days. Must remember to put baby food on the grocery list for her.