Sunday, July 27, 2008

Old Folks Update

My mother-in-law remains in a rehabilitation facility, but she is doing great!

Everyone should be such a good and motivated patient. I have great admiration for her spirit and pluck. I look for her to be home soon, maybe even this week.

She is in her mid-70s.

Meanwhile, a visit to my great aunt, Susie, who is 88, revealed that she has gone downhill in a hurry. I just saw her two weeks ago and she was walking with a walker and animated, etc.

She was asleep when I went in and she's often muddled when I wake her. What really shocked me was the fact that she could hardly stand up to get in a wheel chair when they came to get her for lunch.

She said they had given her a different medication for pain in her legs. I am wondering if this new drug has contributed to her rapid decline.


  1. Glad to hear your MIL is doing well. As for your GA, it's always shocking to see deterioration like that. So hard to watch...partly for them, partly for ourselves.

  2. I, too, am glad about your mother-in-law. Sometimes it seems older people have more strength and toughness than younger ones!

    Maybe someone could check on your great aunt's meds for you. My sister, who is a nurse and has worked in lots of nursing homes, says that doctors often aren't as careful with older patients and their meds. I'm not saying that is the case here, but it's worth looking into. Nurses can sometimes tell you a lot if you can get one on your side.


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