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Medical update — 041511

It’s hard to imagine a day busier than this one was for our favorite hospital patient.  Mom was hardly given the chance to nap when some activity or other was required of her. First, some catch up.  Her temp is … Continue reading

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Medical update — 010411

Mom has had a cold since before Christmas.  While it didn’t seem like much then, it sure does now.  She sounds horrible. The doctor at Piedmont Place ordered a chest x-ray which turned out negative for pneumonia.  So Mom is … 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 — 080710

Saturday on the upper floors of the hospital — the place is missing its weekday edge, but the medical care continues just the same; crisp and competent. Pop continues much the same as well. He is frequently agitated and wrestles … 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 — 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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Medical update — 061110

Pop says it best: “Mom had me for two weeks, and now I’m back here.” ‘Here’ is the hospital; the same one we just left. What happened to get him here is clear. Why he’s still here is not (at … Continue reading

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