Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Real Quick

Internet is still spotty but since I have a few minutes on line, I wanted to check in. Grandpa is doing great. The oxygen came off last night and he hasn't needed it since. He was discharged from the hospital at about noon today and transferred to our first choice rehab center. We are all very happy and relieved to finally have some ideas of how the next few weeks will go. He didn't have time to eat all of his lunch at the hospital so once he arrived at the rehab, they offered him lunch. Today's lunch was a choice of Lobster tail or pork enchiladas and turned his nose up at both. The kitchen made him a plain cheese sandwich on wheat bread and he was very happy. Said it was the best damn cheese sandwich he's eaten in a long time.

Besides passing the food test, his rehab is quiet and clean and beautiful. He was disappointed that there was no piano but I'll try to smuggle in his keyboard tomorrow. I think once he can start playing music again, he'll start to improve even more.

My mom goes home tomorrow but now that we have Grandpa settled in, it will be good to have a few days with my grandparents all to myself. Plus both Grandma and I love to watch the Golden Girls reruns at night. And Bingo again Thursday night! I also want to get outside with my camera too, but until now we'd been spending way too much time in the crappy fluorescent hospital lighting.

So in all, things are good and getting better. Oh and the weather is gorgeous!

5 comments:

Jenni said...

great news!

Riot Kitty said...

That is so cute that he turned down lobster for a cheese sandwich!

Angela said...

Wonderful to hear such good news!

Wild Child said...

Glad to hear your Grandpa is doing much better. It sounds like he'll enjoy the rehab center (despite the rehab). Soak up some of that sun for me. We plan to head down in March, to visit my sister and nieces in Tempe.

OH, and your dinner was the best in Wisconsin, because my dinner, I made in Iowa. LOL!

Shady Lady said...

Woo hoo! Go Grandpa! I'm so glad to hear that he is doing so much better and I'd have to agree. There's nothing like a good cheese sandwich. :)