I am sorry that I’m so crummy at updating this. When life goes sideways, I just tend to clam up. Where were we?
I traveled to Colorado on Thanksgiving to be with Dad. I am a bit despondent that my job is one that isn’t easy to do remotely. It wasn’t a long visit, but it was so good to be there. We got things done as we could – recliner shopping and some moving things about.
The first highlight was seeing Dad. He is doing remarkably well despite all the troubles. His hip is healing, his MRSA infection is gone and the incision site for that is healing, and his edema (swelling) is getting better with time and the proper medication, too.
The second highlight was that our nephew, Jacob, was there, too. I didn’t know he was there, so that was a treat. My siblings sure made amazing kids.
We traveled back on Sunday. (I am also a bit despondent that it takes a whole day to get out to Colorado no matter what mode of transportation.) Thankfully the weather was fine. Keren and her other son, Charlie, flew out on Tuesday because it looked like Dad was going to move out of rehab to assisted living sooner than we had thought. I am so glad they are there!
Tonight Dad is spending his first night in assisted living. I am grateful that he just has to press a button to get help when he needs it. I hope he finds the recliner cozy and nice, because Lloyd picked it out. Dad, if you hate it – blame Lloyd.
Ok, that’s it for now. Tomorrow I hope I remember to tell you about our ‘new’ car.