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Thread #143863 Message #3334266
Posted By: SINSULL
05-Apr-12 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Did you get a definition of "a ways to go"? Two weeks? Four?
What goals does he have to accomplish before he can go home?
I ask because my father was given specific goals and with that motivation he cut his nursing home time from eight weeks to two.
Maybe Tom needs to know what he has to accomplish to be sprung - specifically.
Walk on his own ten feet? Place a chair with a bottle of Laphroiag ten feet away. LOL
Did the nurse give any suggestions for controlling his "dementia" ?Sorry - I can't think of another word other than confusion.
I have watched men and women in recovery and noticed that if a man is told he has to practice breathing ten minutes every two hours, he does that and no more. Then complains that "you said...". A woman with the same advice will puff away at every opportunity.
How involved is Tom in his recovery plan?
This may all sound harsh but all we hear from him is that his meals are cold and his coffee late.
I will go back down the CELLAR! with Spaw now.