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My grandfather is home from the hospital + rehab. He came home Thursday and it took what seems like half a day to figure out all his medications. It’s crazy the amount of pills he needs to take now every day. We got new pill organizers which will help but man, getting them all in there and making sure they are correct was a little stressful. Geesh, getting old isn’t easy. Between trying to figure out when he takes what and how much of what, I felt like my brain was going to explode.
My dad and I read through 3 sheets of medications, dose amounts and both just looked at each other and said, “this is nuts!”
My grandfather said, “how do you think I feel, I have to take all that crap!”
When I arrived to pick him up, he was sitting just on the inside of the door to his room waiting for me. He said he had been waiting since 4am. -ha.
He was so happy to Miss Kelly wheel him out to the car he almost cried. Actually, he did cry. Just a little bit ;).
He gave her hug and thanked her for everything she did for him. He really enjoyed the staff at Salmon Health and is looking forward to getting back to “camp” which is in the building right behind this building where he stayed for rehab. That’s one of the benefits of Salmon Health, not only are they just a few minutes from our house but they have everything on-site that my grandfather may need.
The first thing he said was, “lets stop and get gram a dozen roses.” So that we did.
When we got home, my gram, mom and dad were waiting for him and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
Well except for my dad, he just rolled his eyes at the gushing emotion from my grandparents and drank his ice tea.
My dad isn’t that sappy, in fact, he is pretty emotionless. -haha
We ended up moving my grandparents into the main part of the house last week while my grandfather was still in rehab. They have always lived in the in-law area in our garage but now my grandfather needs more care so it was necessary to move them. The converted garage / in-law area is where we added the second staircase and chair rail life 6 years ago when they moved up from Florida. My grandfather has a lot of adjusting to do as he gave up his license, stopped working and essentially lost his living space all in the last 2 months. It hasn’t been an easy road for him or my gram for that matter. More on the moving spaces around in the house and him giving up his license next week. For now, we are happy to have my grandfather home from the hospital + rehab and attempting to adjust to our “new normal.”
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