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Grandfather Update

April 20th, 2009 (08:37 pm)

current mood: exhausted

My grandfather is still very weak after his stroke this weekend, but he was released from the hospital today and transfered to a rehab facility. He wasn't carrying on meaningful conversations, but he did recognize us and was able to talk, sort of. For some reason, he kept remarking on the excellent lighting in his new room; I'm not sure he really knew what he was saying. It's hard to assess his mental condition since he was already suffering from Alzheimers.
He even managed to eat a little this morning. Well, very little, but it was the first time he was able to since Friday morning, so I guess it's a good sign. His blood pressure was too high yesterday, and that has come down too. His new nurses were impressed to hear that until a few days ago he could still walk on his own, despite being 94 years old. I doubt he'll be walking on his own after this. I'll go see him for a while again tomorrow, and hope he continues to improve.

Thanks, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: April 21st, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)

Hugs. I know what you're going through. Hang in there.

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