Well, i spent a little time again today up at the hospital (i will go back tonight after the children are in bed).
Things are looking better for my dad. The doctor started out the day having us all wear masks and gloves…then the dr came in and said…yes his blood was low…but not low enough to get contaminated by us. Infection would not be good. Yeah, Dr. Theressa for your wisdom!
Dad is frustrated with having to stay so long. Still, i think underneath, he feels safer being there while the levels are worked out. Most of the nurses and dr’s have been wonderful. We had a difficult one, while i was gone I guess, that gave my sisters and dad a hard time.
One sister brought a bright yellow mum plant. I brought munchies and proteins for those that are there guarding dad day and night. Isn’t it wonderful having a family that supports and cares. My family is large and close. We know that we can count on each other when it matters. I know some people don’t have that. It is a shame.
If no one else in this world gives are darn …your family should!! So, it always breaks my heart to hear when someone is lacking that most basic thing in life…a dependable, loving family. Maybe that is why we fostered so long…now that i think about it..i am sure that it is.
That particular nurse was a bit controlling…and my sisters respectfully put her in her place by telling her that by closing dad’s door we were trying to be respectful of other patients and their families; we werent trying to prevent her from doing her job. She has been fine since. Kudos for all the other professionals who go the extra mile for “their” patients.
It is amazing to see all the lives that are touched by one person, my parents are pretty special people. Love it that they can see how much people love them and respect them.