(NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC) Hi 63 Lo 47 -- The first thing after a big egg omelet breakfast was to get to mom's apartment to find some things. I knew where most everything was from helping her organize things back in April. I'm so glad I did that. Jim helped me get her financial documents in order and also did our laundry. (We took the opportunity to use the laundry room in mom's apartment building.) Together we tried to figure out what comes next, since we know she won't be going back to her apartment.
We went to the hospital and picked up a couple slices of pizza at the cafeteria before heading to mom's room. Mom loves the meals they've been giving her. We stayed with mom for awhile, and I got to talk to the doctor. We meet with the hospital social workers tomorrow morning. They will determine where mom will go for therapy. Her sodium level is coming up and she's moving better getting up and down from the bed. Also her blood pressure is coming back up to normal. But her overall physical and mental condition will require that she have 24/7 support. Once we find the right place to provide that, we'll be relieved that we won't have to worry about her. But I'm sure the transition will be hard on her, which will in turn be hard on us.
We have a busy week ahead. For those that have been through all this, you understand what we're going through. I came home early afternoon and crashed. I'm not physically tired, but mentally exhausted. We'll hopefully have a lot more info tomorrow.