Monday, March 23, 2009

Dad is in a nursing home

Calories eaten yesterday: 975
Fat: 19g (17%)
Carbs: 72g (30%)
Protein: 127g (53%)
Calories burned in exercise today: 122

Dad and II finally checked my e-mail last night after getting a call from Eleanor saying that my sister (April) was trying to get ahold of me. She had left two voice mails (my phone was off for a good part of the weekend), and sent two e-mails (I don't check my e-mail on the weekend).

Anyway, the e-mail said that sometime late last week (no day was given) my Dad was put in a nursing home for a bedsore. Of course, having high blood sugar doesn't help him heal. So right now he is in a nursing home in Grants Pass. I think he's expected to stay for about a month.

The phone number was in the e-mail and April said to call. I did and Dad sounded quite chipper - I guess just happy for the phone call.

April doesn't want him to go home again. She wants him in a managed care facility in her area (Seattle).

Xena chews a plastic bagHere's a random photo of Xena chewing on a plastic bag. Brad put together my table and there were a lot of little plastic bags that the screws and stuff came in. Leave it to Xena to find one and chew on it.

Today's exercise was walking down Fruitvale to the 7-11 by the Alameda bridge. I bought some bottled water and then caught the bus into work. I was too tired to go to the gym and I was at work late because L didn't come in until a quarter past midnight. The thyroid meds are still wiping me out. I can't wait to get my blood tests and drop back to 100mcg. Tomorrow's plan to to get my mail in the City.

Yesterday after I decided not to go to the gym, I stayed up late doing food prep for my meals - opening and packaging tuna, washing and cutting veggies, and portioning cottage cheese. I got to bed around 2 a.m. finally.

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1 comment:

Arthur_of_Old said...

Your Dad is still photogenic even and his age, no wonder you and April have the edge in photos. =-)

Model 1 and 2.