Some of you may already know that my mom has been suffering from demenz for some time now. It got so bad soon after my last visit home 2 years ago that she had to put in a care center. Well, a couple of weeks ago she fell and had to have her hip operated on. She's now in a special care place before returning to the care center. She'll be 91 on Sept. 1 and they didn't expect her to walk too soon after the OP, but she is already practicing with her walker! Mom, you go, girl!
She's lost a lot of weight but seems to be doing well enough. She actually recognised my dad at his last visit, too! He was really happy about that!
And now I got an email this morning that my dad is in the hospital! He's been having problems for some time with walking because of a pinched nerve in his spine... or at least that was what we thought was the cause. He's been generally not feeling so well lately, which is understandable with all the problems he has gone through with mom, and having his apartment flooded some months ago!
And now it looks like he has heart problems. There are 3 alternatives for him at his age... 1. continue just using his medication which hasn't been helping much 2. put a wire up the femaral artery to see what's wrong and if a balloon can open the flow or 3. open heart surgery! My dad: "You ain't cutting my chest open!! I want nothing invasive. " (stubborn ole geezer lol). Anyway, it seems that they have talked him into getting the wire put in so the doc can see what's really wrong, and then perhaps open heart surgery after all! That decision will be made today....
So, to all those of you who pray... please add my folks! Thanks!