It’s been an incredibly busy, hard week but there’s always a glorious sunset to make the days brighter. Some areas of Montana and Wyoming have had severe thunderstorms with high winds and golf ball sized hail–in our area we’ve just had wind and a little rain.
On Wednesday we met with the home health agency–what a fabulous group of women–and one of that group came Friday at 8pm to spend the night with Nat. Barb has been holding down the fort and doing well but she had planned an overnight trip this weekend when our plan had been to admit Nat to the nursing home. We didn’t want Barb to cancel her plans so we punted–the home health agency stepped up to the plate for last minute help and the Cowboy and I are doing the rest. The home health aides will start Monday coming for four hours every day.
On Thursday I took Nat to the doctor at our local clinic for an issue brought on by constantly sitting–Nat does not sleep in a bed, he sleeps sitting in a recliner. The doctor wanted the wound care nurse from the nursing home to call us and for the occupational therapist to contact us. No calls on Thursday, no calls on Friday and now it’s the weekend. Nat was in pain so I took matters into my own registered nurse hands–I called my dear friend Jane who has more recent actual nursing experience than I do and started trying to find the products she recommended. Nope, Amazon to the rescue but the stuff won’t be delivered until Tuesday.
Nat loves milkshakes and as he is eating very little we try to have him eat/drink stuff he really likes–I made a stop at our local pharmacy/soda fountain for milkshakes. While waiting I strolled the aisles and talked to the pharmacy technician–we came up with a plan–and I purchased items for Nat’s issue. Came home, applied my fix and for the first time in days Nat was pain free, sitting comfortably, and was more alert. See, old nurses never forget!
Back to Nat’s today–the night nurse aide is staying until noon and we will take over until another aide comes at 8pm tonight. We fill our time talking to Nat, the Cowboy did some weed whacking and I did some major cleaning.
And another bright spot–I entered my Winter Solstice quilt in our local 4H county fair–