Well, in less than a week now I will be flying (God help me...) to be with mom and dad. This has been one of the longest weeks of my life, and theirs as well. I will soon be able to see them and be with them and do for them. These last days have been so hard for me, waiting, wondering and not knowing things until I get a call, any call.
Mom is in skilled care now, she has had 2 days of PT and they are very slow going, she is still in much pain. Her RA is adding to this pain and we found she is not getting her RA meds, so looking into a few things... she is being seen by different Dr.'s and just need to get them all on one page. As with any hospital there are good care givers and some not so good. Staff is short handed and things happen, but this is our mom...so we will be very pro-active in her care. I hope each new days gives her a stronger feeling and she will be able to push past the pain to do the re-hab needed.
Dad will have his back surgery on Monday, and I pray his recovery will be smooth and speedy. He will have a disc removed and they seem to think his pain in his hip will be stopped from this, praying this is so. He is tired and sore but determined to see mom each day, so he is pushing himself. I have two very head strong parents, lol.
I have lots to do this week to prepare, but I am still having lots of stress and worry...gosh I wish I was moving thru this quicker...but I am thinking clearer and trying my best to stay positive.
Now off to work out, as this is a HUGE stress relief for me.