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Update on Dad

September 20th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I visited Dad today, he is much better and he is no longer having oxygen but still gets puffed easily. More fluid is on his lungs and he is not sure if they will drain it again...he had a catscan today so we will find out the results of that. I asked a nurse today about him, she knew what was going on so I didn't need to speak to a doctor. He did have a slight heart attack but they are not worried about that as tests on his heart have been fine. They are just treating the pneumonia. They gave him antibiotics while I was there. He is in the cardiac ward because there are no beds available in the general ward, apparently 30% of patients in the cardiac ward are just general patients because of the bed shortages so Dad might be moved if a bed becomes available...

I had a good visit with Dad today, he has put on a bit of weight because they are feeding him too much. Plus he can have coffee and chocolate now, so he has chocolate in the drawer and had a cup of coffee this morning. I am recharging some batteries for a portable radio at the moment which we will take in tomorrow. We paid for the TV for a week which ends on Thursday but he said he will just have the radio instead which will save a bit of money! Well a lot actually as the TV is $40.90 a week which is a bit of a rip off as there aren't many channels and we have at home 50+ channels in 2 rooms for $80 a month!

So he is doing much better and maybe he will be home soon! I hope so as I miss him. It's amazing how much you find you love someone when something like this happens!

5 Responses to “Update on Dad”

  1. miclason Says:

    Great news!

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Hope your Dad continues to do well!

    How is the weight loss for you going? Still doing the meals?

  3. lowincomelady Says:

    I'm 317.2. I'm either staying the same or going down a bit. I'm still having the dinners...but am not being as careful as I should be...

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Good to hear!

  5. homebody Says:

    Hang in there.

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