Monday, February 18, 2008

Grandma Updates

I talked with Gail Dalka yesterday on their way home from the Cities. She gave me all sorts of positive encouragement and thoughts on Grandma. Grandma can't swallow and does have a feeding tube. Saturday she couldn't move her arm, but Sunday she coulr lift it (didn't say how high) and was flexing her wrist. When they asked her if her wrist hurt, she said that her wrist needed to remember what to do (or something like that). So she was basically starting PT on herself. She choked on a couple tablespoons of apple sauce and could taste the meds the nurses had put in it.

Today I got an email from Mom that she is planning on coming on Thursday, leaving next Wednesday. We will be picking her up at the airport and bringing her to the hospital. Then we'll stay overnight at Jason & Chivon's. Go back to the hospital on Friday, then head home for my weekend shift.

I was also able to sign the paperwork for the car and get all the insurance situated. The DMV was closed because of President's Day, so I'll take care of that tomorrow. I'm glad we're going to have a decent car again. A humble car, but decent. Don also got a salvage yard/auto shop to buy Lucy the Lumina so that's good and taken care of.


jinxi said...

Sounds like everything is coming around and looking up. I think it will be good for you to see your Mom and spend a little time with her, I bet that will or hope that it will be soothing for you.
Yay about the car.. :) I hope it works out good for you.. I love the name Lucy the Lumina.. you'll have to tell me your new cars name!! ;)

beckster said...

im glad youre going down to see gma and your mom is coming up!! mmmm... did you mention a different car somewhere that i missed?