Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We went to see FIL again and his stomach was upset and he didn't want to eat his lunch. I have reviewed all the meds that he is on with the head nurse and she agrees that we need to get him off many of the meds which is the plan. I believe that many of the meds upset his stomach. It just isn't good. I am going to continue to monitor things to be sure they indeed get him off the meds. My DH and I will also make an appointment and meet with his surgeon who said that he couldn't see anything in the recent MRI that would indicate why he is having pain. I bought some patches that are like the ones you buy in the states (Icy cold) for him to wear which might give him some relief. I also told him lovingly yesterday that he needs to work through the pain and get up and walk. I made sure he has a walker. I told him if he didn't use it he would loose it. He cried again as we were leaving which he does often. I know I might sound insensitive but I don't believe he is working at this to get well. He says he wants to get better and move back to his independent lifestyle in the house we bought him but I get mixed feelings since he isn't working at moving around and getting better. He says he doesn't really like the meals there so DH and I went to a place that has good old fashioned home cooking and take out and bought like 8 meals for him and labeled them and put them in the freezer for him. I talked to the woman who does the cooking and explained to her how to make them for him
So hoping that might help.
As well we took him some more movies to watch and season 4 of Downton Abby....I know, I know it hasn't even aired yet in the states but you can buy it here on
DVD. So I won't tell you what happens. He is excited about that.
Oh well, again thanks for listening. It is so hard to care for a loved one as they age and have problems. In hindsight, we never should have agreed to the surgery. He was just too old to go through such trauma on his system.
Beautiful day here today. Will get out and walk the dogs and then take more things out to FIL.
Have a terrific day.