Monthly Archives: March 2010

Medical update – 033010

I greeted the head nurse with a heart-felt hug today, and left with Mom for the first of two dental appointments to get a new crown.  When we returned, I asked the nurse for an assessment of Pop’s condition.  I … Continue reading

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Happy Poopless Birthday – 032710

This is Lisa and today is my birthday.  I mention that only because it’s the event that the day revolved around for Mom, Pop and I. Before I go on, a medical update: Pop’s stool sample is still pending. The … Continue reading

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Medical update – 032610

Pop started the day much improved. He got up, showered, shaved, dressed and ate breakfast. He spent most of the morning upright in his chair, though he did request lunch and dinner in his room fearing that walking to the … Continue reading

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Medical update – 032510

There isn’t much new to report today. Pop spent the day sleeping in bed and Mom attended to him.  She has canceled an extra-facility event planned for Friday not wanting to leave him for any length of time.  Last night, … Continue reading

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Medical update – 032410

Pop is horizontal again.  After more than a week of sitting upright, shaving, dressing, occasional TV-watching and eating, he’s back in bed feeling cold under two blankets with the room heat turned up to a sultry 80 degrees.  His temp … Continue reading

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Technologically-challenged – 031610

I’ve written previously about Mom’s difficulties using her phone, and about Pop’s incomprehension with voice-mail.  Well, Mom still has occasional lapses but has, for the most part, become as prolific a telephone conversationist as her younger self.  Pop?  He is … Continue reading

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Medical update – 030510

Pop has been complaining of low back pain forever.  I always thought it was because he spent so much time sitting in his armchair.  He has long resisted my suggestions to have the problem examined more closely, and to add … Continue reading

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