We have Maria to thank

As of 2:30 pm Sunday, David has been firmly ensconced in our home. We had a brief scare this morning when his blood pressure fell to 100/52 and the nurse said he could not leave the hospital until his blood pressure improved. You might remember that David was supposed to leave on August 1. But his physical therapist nixed the idea, because David was so wobbly and unsteady on his feet. Altogether, he spent three nights in the hospital. He was released after lunch when his BP improved.

I can’t tell you how much Maria has been such a big help to her mom and dad. Yesterday, she assembled the toilet hand rails, which look really good. I think I’ll order another one for the master toilet, as they will always benefit aging folks like us who need support getting up from the “throne.”

Today, she bought two cushions to raise David’s seat on the sofa so he could get up easily. He chose the large, thick one, and she will return the smaller one to the store.

Then, she picked me up and drove David’s Camry to the hospital. After he was discharged, we drove directly to the pharmacy to have his five prescriptions filled immediately. One of them is a narcotic (oxycodone), which he has to take for pain. This means he is not allowed to drive as long as he is taking narcotics. He must not be arrested for DUI.

Tomorrow, I hope he can fit his long legs into my Hyundai sub-compact. I will have to drive him to physical therapy three times per week for six weeks.

11 Responses to “We have Maria to thank”

  1. Linda Starr Says:

    I hope David isn’t in too much pain and so lucky you are to have Maria helping with all the details.

  2. palolo Says:

    This is why we are blessed to have our ohana close by in Hawaii. I feel so sorry of the elderly that do not have family, a daughter like Maria that can help her dad and mom. Many children in the mainland move away never see their parents for months or even years. You are blessed Gigi.

  3. Grannymar Says:

    What a relief it must be to have David home once more. May his recovery be smooth and steady!

  4. Olga Says:

    You are indeed fortunate to have your daughter near. I hope all is smooth sailing toward recovery now.

  5. Joanne Noragon Says:

    All the best wishes to David for a speedy recovery and especially for a comfortable ride to therapy.

  6. Jan Says:

    So glad to hear that David is home. If he can’t get his legs into your small car, is it possible for you to drive David’s Camry? Just wondering.

  7. Christine Says:

    The time will pass quickly Gigi, it brought tears to my eyes what a loving daughter Maria is.

  8. DeniseinVA Says:

    Maria is a gem! Glad to hear David is home and recovering.

  9. Kailani Says:

    So glad he is home, and you have Maria to help you…and prayers for a speedy and uneventful recovery. 🙂

  10. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    I’ve been through this twice with David and he twice with me. So it goes. He is having #3 in September. Therapy afterwards, of course. My Matrix has a nice high seat so he can get in and out of the car on his own, also Toyota has a grab bar inside the car over the door opening which helps. I love my Toyota. I hope your David’s therapy goes well.

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