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GRANDMA IS STILL DOING WELL

grandmaJust an update on how my Grandmother is doing. She is still in Health South Rehabilitation Center. They are so under staffed it is unreal. Grandma’s rehab has taken a set back because the first time was she became dehydrated. She is still unable to swallow, and they did not give her enough fluids while she was doing her Rehab. So she ended up collapsing , while they were trying to get her to stand up. Now she has an infection, that has set her back again. The Doctor was telling us that they might have to discharge her around Dec. 22 because she was not showing enough of an improvement.

We stated that how can she improve when they neglect to make sure she is adequately hydrated, and then the staff does not make sure the conditions are clean enough that she ends up getting an infection caused by feces in the wound of her feeding tube. Now they are doing one on one  sessions with her with the therapists. The therapist that she really likes put muscle stimulator machine on her left leg , and her leg kicked up. He was really happy. He said that was the best he has seen in there at that facility. He asked my Grandmother if she could kick her leg up, and she told him to come closer and she would kick him. He replied that he would let her kick him if it would get her to walking. The therapist also told us he would talk with the Doctors in regards to her progress, so I have a feeling if he says she has to stay then they will probably have to keep her in there.

She is also talking a lot clearer to were you can understand her and hear her now. It is still going to be a long road to recovery. We just have to have patience and not wear ourselves out trying to care for her and my Grandfather.

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NEWS FLASH- GRANDMA WAS MOVED TO HEALTH SOUTH

grandma I was writing to let everyone know the status of my Grandmother. She is doing very well. They did put a feeding tube in her stomach since she is still having a little trouble swallowing. They also moved her to Health South rehabilitation facility, so they can concentrate on her rehabilitation. They say she might be in there two months or more.  This is the first night that no one has stayed with her since she had the stroke. It has hard for everyone to leave her by herself. I think she was even a little scared to be by herself also.

It is kind of scary to face something like that, and be a little vulnerable and not be able to help yourself. Especially be able to call out to family to help you. You always know family are always there for you. It will be kind of hard not having her with us at the table on Thanksgiving, but she will be with us in spirit. Mom and Grandpa will be going to see her tomorrow on Thanksgiving, and my niece and I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving, and appreciate life and those around you. For you never know when you might lose them. Tell them you love them, and if you are having troubles nothing is worth losing the love of family. They are the heart and soul that keeps us going on, so love them and thank the Lord that you have them.

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