Tag Archives: Cognition

Medical update — 040112

All of Mom’s challenges are being managed by hospital staff. She’s doing okay, and might even be released tomorrow. Still, no visitors or calls today. She wants to focus on getting well. Continue reading

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Medical update — 033112

‚ÄčIt’s not a turn for the worse, but Mom is certainly less than peppy today. The operating theory is that we’re dealing with a urinary tract infection (UTI) which, for her, can be quite a serious thing. So she’s requested there be no calls or visits for now. Continue reading

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Medical and legal update — 080810

Wow, did I learn a lot today. A Speech Pathologist was added to the mix of medical professionals tending to Pop in the hospital.¬† “Why a Speech Pathologist?” I asked. “Don’t you deal with people who’ve had strokes and need … Continue reading

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Medical update — 080610

Happy birthday to my Baby Sister. Your father woke up in a new dimension today. He was awfully chatty. Sadly, neither I nor the hospital staff could understand what he was saying. Maybe it was some weird combination of English, … Continue reading

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Medical update — 080510

Some things are getting better. Pop’s white cell count is slowly decreasing. His heart med is beginning to have its desired effect, and his BP is normal again. Diarrhea is becoming less frequent. His cognition may be a bit better … Continue reading

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Medical update — 080410

The past thirty-six hours or so have been quite stressful for Pop, and now we know why. In addition to his usual bucket of issues, he now has a heart rhythm which far exceeds normal levels. This has been the … Continue reading

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Medical update — 080310

When we arrived at Piedmont Place Tuesday, Pop’s blood pressure was high and his electrolytes were low. He’d had another day without food or fluids; another day with episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. All of this, taken together, pointed to … Continue reading

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