Since Grandpa Bob came home 41 days ago from Rehab, we have been busy.
Between the blood lab, primary Doctor, Neurologist and Cardiologist, we've made 12 trips to see them.
1 Technologist came to the house.
He has been to outpatient rehab 16 times.
He has fallen 2 times. (BTW, he is healing nicely from the broken toilet adventure.)
He has had 0 broken bones.
He took out 2 sections of our dog fence when he fell the other day. Yup, bent the shit out of it before landing in the garden!
Grandpa Bob has 9 lives.
Had his medication adjusted 5 times.
Grandpa Bob has lost 20 pounds of fluid in 8 days. (Thanks to really strong water pills.) Getting rid of this excess fluid will help with the heart failure.
His bad heart valve will be looked at on Monday by 1 new Cardiac Surgeon in Orlando.
Right now, Grandpa Bob is all wired up for a 72 hour EEG test. They are testing his brain waves (we think they are trying to channel the spirits!)
This is the video camera, microphone and computer that is recording him for 259200 seconds. We have to keep the camera on him as much as humanly possible while in the house. The Technologist dials into a website every 3 hours to be sure all the wires are still recording properly. They can watch him live on camera if they need to. Mommy has to write down EVERYTHING Grandpa Bob does for these 3 days. Every time he takes his medicine, she writes it down. Every time he eats, she writes it down. Every time he has a seizure, she writes it down. She is supposed to push a button on the side of the machine that is attached to him, but that's not convenient for her to do. She's doing the best that she can. As of this moment, she is on page 5 of the writing it down list. Is there such a thing as too much togetherness?
He has 23 leads attached to his head and 2 EKG wires on his chest.
Yesterday alone, he was very confused 9 times. He even tried to put on his sweater backwards and upside down. Then she found him naked as a bear in the bathroom at 1pm. He woke from a nap and thought he was just getting out of bed for the day so he went to the bathroom to brush his teeth and wash up. He keeps Mommy on her toes at all hours of the day and night.
Through it all, Grandpa Bob is 100% in good spirits!
Mommy has 50 new gray hairs on her head!
Remember our picture from yesterday?
We were getting 0 treats (oh the injustice!) We were actually watching Grandpa Bob very closely. First of all, he looks really funny right now all wired up and he has a habit of getting too close to us with his walker. So every time he is on the move, we are on the alert and ready to run at a moments notice.
Fear not furends, we have been giving Mommy 87 billion kisses. We hope it's helping her!
We thank you for your continued prayers, support and good wishes.
Lily Belle & Muffin