Friday, September 17, 2010

Change of Scenery

Dad was released from the hospital today, and admitted to Ledgeview Nursing Home's Skilled Nursing Facility--Room 204. A few of the needles and tubes were removed, but they left the feeding tube for now. Since he's no longer on IV nutrition, we're hoping he will get hungrier. Today at lunch he had a few sips of root beer. That diet won't be adequate for long. :-)

After arriving at the nursing home, he was transferred to a wheelchair and taken to be weighed. Once he got back to his room, he was exhausted, and they let him stay in bed rather than trying to sit up in the chair. Mom said he had a good long nap this afternoon.

His roommate, Eli (who Aunt Betty knows--he lives near her), likes to watch TV. My parents have never wanted a TV, so dad is thankful that he has a removable hearing aid. :-)

Mom said that Dad's spirits are good! I'm sure the change of scenery is welcome for him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes our disadvantages become advantages as with your Dad's hearing aid. I've taken mine out several times like at the movies.

I hope he settles in well and I'm sure your Mom is glad that she doesn't have to travel to see him.

Take care.