Dad has been home from the hospital now for 4 full days and nights. I had to head back to work on Thursday, and Jimmy came home from Arizona yesterday (Friday). Dad has had 24/7 home care from some wonderful care givers, and we are looking forward to having Yoli back on Monday morning.
When I left Dad on Thursday he was doing very well. If you didn't know him it would be hard to tell he'd had a stroke. For those of us who spend time with him he seems quiet, introspective, and a little melancholy. He remembers some things, and not others. I'm sure he's confused, frightened, sad all at once. He told me he was lonely, and it was difficult to leave him.
Tomorrow (Sunday) he will spend the day alone. Jimmy and/or Shirley will go over to tuck him in at night, and then Yoli will be there first thing Monday. It is popular opinion that he is okay staying by himself overnight.
We are working on strengthening his legs by keeping him walking. Jimmy has been great with dad in the past with exercising the body. He's sleeping well and getting good food; two of the most critical components of brain health.
We are grateful that dad is strong and stays positive. We can't predict what will happen, and we are doing as much as possible to help him have a full recovery, and we're patient.
Thank you all for your support and well wishes. Dad would love to hear from you. His phone number is 619-593-1468.