(NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC) Hi 65 Lo 51 -- We both slept well last night so we were refreshed and ready for the day. Jim didn't have time to set up his satellite dish yesterday so he got that done this morning, so he can now watch tonight's Cardinals playoff game. After getting caught up on emails we went to mom's apartment to pick up her mail and some little things she wanted at the hospital.
We picked up a bit of lunch and took it with us to the hospital. I talked to the head nurse and there's not a lot of change in mom's reports. We also saw the doctor who has been treating mom's kidney problem. We learned a lot from him about low sodium, and its effects on the body as we age. We found out that drinking too much water can lower the sodium levels in your blood. His advice for older folks is drink only when you're thirsty. He was interesting and very informative.
We met a couple of her friends from her church who came by to check on her. She's allowed to get up and walk around, but not alone, so they have an alarm on her bed that warns them at the nurse's station when she tries to get our of bed. We pretty much know now that she won't be able to return to her apartment to live alone anymore, so we'll be busy working with the hospital and the care givers to find her a new place to live next week.
Our campground is very close to Carter-Finley Stadium, the home of the NC State Wolfpack. They had a home game today, so we timed our trip home so we'd arrive before the game was over to avoid traffic. Amazingly there were cars parked almost a mile from the stadium. We're settled in for the evening and prepared for a colder night.