Dad had his first fall in MC last night, trip to ER.. going downhill fast.
We took my dad to MC a week and a half ago, he had a horrible downturn and we were all not able to take our eyes off him for a minute.. he was falling, up all night.. you know the drill. The first week he had to stay in AL due to a GI outbreak, with a companion at all times. This week they were able to move him up to MC. ( He was on a month long respite trial). I really like it there, he is at least with other people with less stress.. and they were very good with his odd hours, etc.. Last night at 11 the phone rang.. he fell, no obvious damage but he hit his head, so they had to take him to the ER. Back by 430 am, all fine
I just can not believe how fast he has gone downhill. He is not swallowing his food, can barely walk. Today we sighned him in as a permanent resident.. so very hard for all of us but Mom the most. At least this way we can get him a swallowing eval, correct food, etc. I love this place. but it is still hard. They can take him all the way to the end (hospice) and we don't see this lasting very long. I thought I was ready.. but this is hard and trying to be calm for Mom is harder!
Thank you all for all your support in the past, and I know you will be a good support in the future.