Mom was moved to a rehabilitation center today after spending two weeks in the hospital. Her evaluation will no doubt be on Monday and then things will be started. She is not happy to be there but more to the point, I don't think she is happy to be alive. I discovered today that there have been multiple opportunities for mom to have died in the last two weeks; congestive heart failure, a bleeding ulcer, another stroke. In the end there was no stroke and lasix has taken care of the heart problem for now. She has been withdrawn from another med which will result in rapid bone loss and if she falls she will surely fracture more than her foot. Also, the decrease of asparine has increased her chances substantially for another stroke. I will be with her everyday, probably twice a day urging her to fight back.
You may be asking why we are fighting so hard for mom to live. For us it is about the quality of life. We can't just let her go and my worst fear is that she will not be strong enough to return to her apartment at St. Thomas. That leaves us with few acceptable options for skilled nursing care.
My continued gratitude for your faithful thoughts and prayers on mom's behalf,