Starting the day without a phone call from my dad was certainly different.
Instead, I phoned the hospital, to inquire how my dad had spent the night.
The nurse told me that he had spent the night just fine, so I felt a little relief.
In the afternoon, I DID receive a call from Dad.
He was all frustrated and complaining.."NO ONE has been here and didn't we care?
They have rolled me here and rolled me there and left me sitting for a whole hour in the hallway, by myself, waiting for a cat scan.
I can't take anymore of this!!"
I had to explain to him that because he wasn't in ER anymore and because he had been admitted, we were not allowed to come until 2pm at visiting hours.
Bernie and I left the house together, shortly after two, Bernie to work the evening shift and I to go to the hospital.
It was not a pretty sight when I walked into Dad's room!
"I want to get out of here!"
"Dad, we have to wait for the doctor to make that decision."
"I can't eat anything, I can't DRINK anything..What can I do?"
"Dad, I will go and buy you an egg salad sandwich.How would you like that?"
"I CAN"T eat anything!"
"Well let's try it", I said.
"Get me some Fisherman cough candies.
They will clear out my throat!"
And so it went on for three hours until Betty came in, after helping Mom out for the day.
I must tell you that even though Dad had gone through several tests yesterday, the doctor still wants to keep him in the hospital for a few days[which I didn't tell Dad].
The cat scan has shown that he might be experiencing small strokes.
His blood pressure is fine but his temperature is high because he has an urinary infection, and his kidneys are acting up, so the doctor just wants to cover all bases and give my dad some more tests before he lets him go home.
After all, I am sure the doctor realizes how difficult it was for us to get Dad in there in the first place!
I am so thankful for all or your prayers ,not only my dad but for the family.
I think that we are going to have some difficult days ahead!
I will keep you informed...Love Terry
PS Dad DID gobble up the egg salad sandwich and THEN he started wondering when supper was coming!
"I WON'T be able to eat anything though!"