Jerry is definitely on the mend and I think they’re ready to kick him out of rehab…He’s got his little quirky issues but, aside from not being able to eat real food (and yes, we know that’s BIG), he’s doing just fine. Well, he’s got some pneumonia …that’s not so great…but with some heavy duty antibiotics and a lot of time walking and a handy little spirometer, he’ll have that licked. When he comes home, we’re expecting he’ll be going to speech for swallowing work several times a week and to the Y for exercise.
My guess is that he’ll be home by Friday. He came home Saturday and Sunday afternoon (no therapy on the weekends). It was nice…relax by the pool, get taxes done, pick out his own clothes to bring back (I didn’t do a bad job but he wanted particular shorts and tee shirts), play cards (He won the last set but I’m winning this one) and walk a little bit around the neighborhood. Jerry also fixed the lights on the lanai and checked the oil in the Camry (there’s something weird with the oil and the Camry) We could do his feedings at home but he did need to go back for meds and breathing treatments.
In the meantime, I took a nasty fall this morning. Was out walking before I met a friend for breakfast and tripped on an uneven sidewalk and went flying. The good news…nothing is broken. I remember when a good friend fell on a cobblestone street in a tiny town in Germany during a Viking River Cruise. She broke one wrist and sprained the other. That would not have been a good thing for us at the moment. All I had was a split lip, chipped tooth (I look stunning), scraped hands and a knee that was really hurting for awhile. I was a bloody mess but essentially I was fine. Incredibly lucky…I know.
Saw the dentist…new crown on Thursday. Stopped by to drop off some things for Jerry at rehab and then went home to ice my lip and knee and sulk and feel sorry for myself for awhile. I thought I’d take a nap but didn’t fall asleep so I went over to Pinebrook to beat Jerry at five rounds of Gin Rummy.
So,honestly, we’re doing okay. And next week is Spring Break. Ryan, Anne and Grace are coming on the weekend and Erin and her gang will be here Monday night. Beach, pool, kayaking…It certainly won’t be quiet around here. But, oh my, what joy those little people bring!