Friday, August 26, 2011

A Friday When I Couldn't Have Been More Wrong on a Thursday

"The good news is that life in the Apt. seems to have reached a plateau of sustainable (in)dependence."

Really? Did I write really write that? When?

About 24 hours ago. What was I thinking?

Yeah Dad felt bad Thursday, but it seemed like they were blaming it on the Ensure. Mom had the go ahead to double her diuretic. but evidently Friday was a really rough day and they wound up going to the emergency room.

Which Dr Wiggans kind of urged them to do when we saw him Friday a week ago. Readers should remember that Dr Wiggans strongly wanted to check Dad in the previous Friday afternoon for a three-pronged evaluation. 1. Check the medication levels and interactions.  2. Neurologic exam (rule out minor stroke.) and 3. General cardiac evaluation. He said that if Dad reconsidered at any time or if he felt worse to go and check in through the emergency room. Again, this was LAST FRIDAY. So, for Dad to decide a week later to go to the emergency room should not be a complete shock. No doubt the symptoms are pretty much the same as our visit last Friday: 
"So while we were waiting I asked Mom and Dad if we had our questions ready for Wiggans and they had them down:  Blurry and occasionally double vision, confusion, depression, anxiety, increased tremor in the left arm and right leg, drooling, he doesn't hear own voice normally, no appetite, difficulty sleeping."
His appetite returned somewhat except for the Ensure episodes and the drooling is better, but other than that everything is pretty much the same.

Obviously I haven't seen them in several days and that's my fault. If anyone else had another perspective or had concerns I was not aware.

I'll talk to Mom and go by and see Dad in the morning before going to work. Hopefully I'll be able to post a report from the store before we get busy. We have over 700 people signed up to come to a Food Truck Festival tomorrow night in our parking lot. Yikes!

Thanks to Helen and Will for staying through the long waits today and to Susan for bringing dinner to the hospital.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to all of you. I wish I could be there to help somehow. Love.