Spouse was admitted to his 100 day VA and Medicare rehab last Saturday. He's under quarantine that possibly will lift on the 15th of September, when I will visit because we're both vaxxed. He's sounding about 3 percent better spirited than when he was in County General. He's traumatized and reassures me that "I won't be any more trouble than before I fainted/fell the two times on 9/1 and 9/5." He is 79 and I am 68; he weighs about 230, is diabetic requiring shots and currently pain shots for his four broken ribs, and about 15 daily pills. All this is VA 100 percent.
He's eating a tad more than last week, drinking some more fluids, and believes he can be released "in a few days." On 9/10, I observed his hand tremors which are worse; Parkinson's isn't on his official list of problems and the tremors likely are exacerbated from simple weakness. I've not yet spoken with rehab personnel about his general condition and PT prognosis. I dread fielding his calls to "go home because that's where I will get stronger." There's no official stamp saying "you're in here for good" yet I'm fearing that. I'm dealing, however.
What are kind, encouraging things to say to him?