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29 September 2008 @ 08:44 pm
Update 9  
I think the tone of these updates has been very down, you're getting them after I get back after being at the hospital all day. It's grim, and sad, but I'm not overwhelmed, although I could use a massage and a nice bottle of wine. It will be me time soon enough.

Dad is in a regular hospital room for the first time tonight. Because of his sight issues, they rigged a call button for him with an electrode, very McGyver.

Tomorrow we work on getting stronger and staying awake more. PT evaluation in which I get to learn how to help him move around. More evaluation, then maybe we can make a plan to transport.

I called one of my oldest friends, a guy who used to pull my hair when we were seven. He's an attorney, and he recommended a colleague who handles family law so I can get all the legal stuff addressed, which was on the agenda for my next trip if this hadn't happened. My aunt is dad's executor, and not up to the task, so it's very necessary. In addition, the guy is here, where all the stuff is.

Dinner tonight at Leona's, where I had mushroom ravioli. Couldn't finish, so a lovely meal is in the fridge for tomorrow.

Hi, y'all, how are you?
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
(Anonymous) on September 30th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for the updates
Thank you for the time it takes to write these updates. I'm glad you have history in the area and can find local, trusted help and advisors. The *paper work* and decisions that have to be made when the person it is all about is unable to participate much or at all is just stunning. Here's thoughts, prayers, and wishes that your supply of grace, patience, and humor are replenished as needful. Betty in Minnesota
beadslutbeadslut on October 1st, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the updates
Grace and hunor were replenished today in the form of joking and clear conversation from dad. So nice. I really appreciate the encouragement and good wishes.
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: apple by beadslutjenna_thorn on September 30th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Yay for regular rooms! One can only hope the chairs are more comfortable.

beadslutbeadslut on October 1st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness. Pillows for _me_ and a much comfier chair. Stuff is good.
dd-bdd_b on September 30th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Hang in there! It sounds like you're getting business taken care of, and taking care of your father, and not destroying yourself in the process, so that's pretty good.

I'm enjoying the onset of fall, and hope to get out with new cameras yet this week. But am replacing the expansion tank on the upstairs furnace tonight.
beadslutbeadslut on October 1st, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
So, how'd the furnace thing go?

It was 49 here this morning, but not much change in the foliage here.
dd-bdd_b on October 2nd, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
There's heat upstairs again.

There was one moment of unusual interest involving pressurizing some things in the wrong order that ended up spraying ultra-fine iron oxide suspended in water (i.e. black glop) over about half the basement including the laundry monster, though.

Highs in the 60s today and tomorrow; nice and cool at night. Fall is the best time of year!