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Mom got a visit today from two home care workers, part of the medical services plan. When she was in the hospital last time, they strongly suggested that someone visit her to “see how you’re doing”. Floyd and I understand it’s a good idea, in case Floyd needs respite to go shopping or go to Read more about home care workers[…]
Mom’s diet and quantity are both pretty limited these days. There are lots of foods she doesn’t like anymore, and her appetite is limited. She’s taking medication to improve her appetite. It’s working, but she still doesn’t eat much. The foods she previously liked, like peas and carrots … kidding! She’s always hated peas and Read more about diet, protein powder[…]
Mom likes her orange juice, a lot more than the Boost non-milk-based drink (“Boost juice”). But an orange, especially one that has been juiced and now comes in a carton, is not a whole food – it doesn’t give full nutrition. I suggested a couple of weeks ago that I could make a drink with Read more about orange juice plus[…]
I was away in BC for 5 days and came back yesterday evening. Being absent for a few days, I noticed that Mom’s voice is really low and hard to hear. She just can’t push the volume out at all. She often asks Floyd to fill in when she gets winded telling a story. She’s Read more about soft voice, Tarceva[…]
Last Thursday Mom and Floyd got a walker from the Canadian Red Cross. Mom complained that it wasn’t as the doctor suggested – that it was all free – but that it was in fact by donation. As well, you don’t get to keep it. It must be returned to the RC when not needed. Read more about walker[…]
Mom went for a blood test today. Routine, I guess. But this time they took two vials. “I can’t believe it,” she says. There’s also an appointment this coming Friday to see the doctor about her CAT scan that she had done in the hospital. We’ll post something when we know.
I installed a short grab bar in Mom’s bathtub. It’s only about 1.5 feet long, but it might be useful for when actually showering, like when sitting down on and standing up from her bath chair.
Justin: I put up some hand rails (grab bars) this evening for Mom to have a shower with. She said they were nice but that she’s too tired tonight to have a shower. At least her new shower chair and mat are there. video: mp4 – webm – avi – mov
Here’s Annette’s new health blog. It’s an “upgrade” from previous versions. Sorry about it being offline for so long. I’ll try to keep a tighter rein on when the server being up and running. I’ll backdate all entries previously posted on the old web. All new entries should be after this one.