Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Declaring Dad Incapable

The official papers are signed. He is now a candidate for a government bed in a LTC facility. We are wondering if he is suffering from a urinary tract infection again, as he seemed to need to urinate every ten minutes or so. His hearing seemed all right today and he ate his muffin in his room as I watched. His knees and feet are so bad – so swollen.

We had bought him socks to keep the swelling down. It is hard getting them on – but he had two pair he wore only in the day. The staff rinsed them out every day. It seemed to keep the swelling down, but Gay phones Dad’s GP and he prescribed diuretics. They went down a bit in time, but never got back to normal. Getting old sucks. The alternative is worse, however, and we keep on trying to do the best we can.

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