Debbie and I met with the care team at the hospital on Wednesday. Mary Ann joined by phone. We discussed Bob's case, what the medical priorities are and treatment options. As stated below, Bob has multiple medical issues but the two that are priorities at this time are his Lewy Body dementia and the infection in his foot. The plan is to treat the infection with IV antibiotics and transfer him to a memory care community. Goal is to keep him calm and comfortable while treating the infection. Debbie is very close to selecting the community, just working out a few lingering details.
I saw Bob on Wednesday and while he was very sleepy and a little disoriented, he was still on his game. He said that if Elizabeth Warren ran for president it would be a disaster because she is a socialist.
Info about Lewy Body on the NIH site below. This is what our father / grandfather also had. www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-lewy-body-dementia
More to come....
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. I am Bob's sister Karen. We are using this site to keep family and friends updated so Debbie can focus on taking care of Bob and herself. Debbie encourages friends and family to check this site for updates as opposed to calls, texts or emails. I will attempt to post updates on a daily basis.
As many of you are aware, Bob has been in and out of hospital and rehabilitation for the last month. He originally was admitted to Florida Memorial Hospital in Ormond Beach for surgery for his foot. He was then transferred to Moultrie Creek Rehabilitation in St. Augustine to work on his mobility following surgery. Given his multiple medical issues, he is now back in the hospital to stabilize. He is currently at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. We are in a holding pattern for now until he is stable and we can determine next steps. When Bob is discharged from the hospital, he will be placed in a care community (we don't like the word "facility.") His medical needs and general physical condition are such that Debbie cannot give him the care he needs at their condo at Marina Cove. Debbie has been researching care communities in the area and hopes to make a decision in the coming week. Please understand this is a very fluid situation and his condition flucuates on a daily basis.
Debbie encourages friends and family to visit Bob. However, please know that there is a chance he may not be awake or in the mood to socialize. However your presence and support is very much appreciated.