He is 79 and just had knee replacement in February (took a long recovery time). He was released by the Dr. and now he wants to drive to my sisters house 8 hours away. He went on a drive last week and said he felt tired after 1 hour.
He mentioned "being in jail here" today and just needs to get out. He has his car and drives every day but he was always driving before with mom and now she is not here to keep him awake. Plus being in the sitting position for 8 hours (I guess no difference than sitting in front of the TV for 18 hours a day.)
I said before I didn't think it a good idea but my sister the nurse thinks its just fine I guess, (she doesn't call me to ask).
I don't have the time to drive half way to take him there and meet with my sister. He wants to go to see the grand kids (who never call him, mine do and they will be here to visit). I want him to see the family but am concerned about the long drive (he falls asleep at the drop of a hat).
I doubt he will stay the week as he doesn't get along with my BIL. I do look forward to the week by myself.
As I may be correct he will make a detour and go visit other family (the other direction) and make a longer drive out of it. He and mom used to travel a lot (well drive a lot to keep busy).
Do I let him go? he leaves Thursday.