|His first day at the VA Home|
My father-in-law had been feeling down - tried all the time, no energy and having some pain. One Sunday he spent all day in emergency. After all the tests they determined he was dehydrated and that is why his blood pressure was so low. So they hydrated him and I took him back to the VA Home. I even took him out to Burger King!
A week later (this past Sunday) we get a phone call at 3:30 am - he is in pain again and they are taking him to emergency. They had already ruled out that it was NOT his heart. I started just thinking, that he is 89 and maybe this is his time - the body just shutting down and not wanting to do what it is supposed to do. I admit, I was mad at him when he first got here but he has grown on me. They all love him at the VA Home. I would of been very sad, if we lost him. Just not ready for that yet.
So, they determined through even more tests, that he had a tear in his intestine which needed to be surgically repaired.
I am happy to report he is doing well - he's back to his old self and feels great. He has a few more days recouping in this hospital. I sure hope he stays well - this is his 4th time in the hospital this year!
Ohhhhhhhhh to be able to make it to 89!