January 14, 2021
Greetings friends and family, and Happy New Year! We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy.
Dad has now been home for more than two weeks, and we are so grateful for the care of his doctors and nurses leading up to that transition. His recovery has hit a few speedbumps, but his amazing primary care doctors are on top of all of it, paying him visits at home and checking in with Mom almost every day. Right now the biggest hurdle is nutrition - he is frequently nauseated and does not have the desire to eat, and we need him to start putting some meat back on his bones. Mom has tried making everything under the sun! As a result he is still very weak, not sleeping well, and his blood pressure is not stable. Mom will be speaking with a nutritionist in the coming days who will help her come up with a plan of care.
He is getting physical therapy at home and continues dialysis 3x a week, now a bit later in the day (not "oh-dark-hundred" as Mom says) when the facility is a bit quieter. The confusion also comes and goes, a result of the ICU delirium which his doctor is investigating further with the help of a psychiatrist.
Please do continue prayers for his healing and recovery, and cards/well wishes are always welcome. Texting is sometimes difficult for him, so physical cards and phone calls are usually best. We also are discouraging visitors for another few weeks until both his strength and cognition are showing signs of improvement.
Thank you all for your support!!❤️
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- Estela ZabaletaThanks for the up date. I see that Miguel has to recover a lot of strength. We pray for all of you and keep you in our hearts.1/15/21
- Michael FlemingWent to see him last night! He seemed very chatty. Was great to sea him!!!1/14/21
- Dee Ann TorresWe are keeping your Dad, and your entire family, in our constant prayers! Thank you for your helpful progress report on your Dad’s healing and recovery! We’re hoping the nutritionist can help with diet suggestions! I wonder if he has tried drinking cold Ensure, with a straw, to give him the vital calories and nutrition he needs. We’ll be praying that his appetite will improve, and that he will begin to get his strength back. We’re sending our love to all of you, and keeping you in our constant prayers!! ❤️🙏😌🙏❤️1/14/21
- Lori Hansen RiegleThank you, Cede, for this update. We are so glad he is home with your Mom where he will do the best in terms of recovery of his physical strength and post ICU syndrome. We are keeping Miguel, Christine and your whole family in our prayers! We also hope your mom can do things that help her persevere her health and emotional strength. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️1/14/21