I truly thought Dad looked and acted better than he did when I saw him a week ago. Then my daughter visited and immediately said... Papoo doesn't feel good. Her comparison was different from mine. I had seen him last week and it has been several weeks since she had seen him. So he's better but not back to par yet.
Mom has removed the foam pillow that lifted the back of his chair cushion to make it easier for him to get out of his chair. She also pushed his wheel chair to the front desk and refuses to have it in the room. She said he is just find and she wants things back the way they were.
In the mean time Mom is obcessed with her bowels. It made me think of little deb (miss her and hope she is ok). When I arrived she was constipated. I talked to the med tech and lead care giver. We came up with a plan of action since Mom was to go to the football game with sister 4 and I today. By the time I left last night progress had been made. But this morning... she again claimed to be constipated and swore there was no progress (I knew better). But she went with us anyway.... and had a great time at the ball games. She has been going to these games for over 40 years so it was not unfamiliar territory. By the time we got her back to the facility she was back on the constipation. I KNOW she was successful before I left to drive to my daughters. Two hours later she was back on the constipation complained and swore that she had not gone in days. So she is going.... forgetting she has gone... and continues to complaine. I do hope this phase doesn't last long.
The foam pillow is back under dad's chair cushion to raise the back of the cushion and there are risers under the chair legs that lift the chair to the proper height. I did find the wheel chair and it is safely stowed until Monday when the dinning room reopens. If Dad needs it then, the staff on the floor know where to go get it.
It is definitely a work in progress.... with something new and different every day!!!
PS... I am cooking my second turkey tomorrow for my daughter and her boyfriend
Turkey day continues!