Monday, June 20, 2011

Hospice Care Center

This past weekend I had a couple of falls. No major injuries, just some cuts and bruises, but my left side doesn't really work anymore and it is difficult for my wife to move me around. We checked in to the Hospice Center last night and so far things are ok. My two main complaints are that I'm no longer in charge or my medication, and that the food is only served at specific times and with a specific menu. At my old hospital I had a large selection of foods that were delivered room service style. I could call down any time day or night and order what I wanted. The upside is that there are lots of good restaurants nearby and my wife is willing to get me take out.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

2011.06.15 Shortness of Breath

Today I experienced a new symptom: shortness of breath. We were concerned about this so my wife called our Hospice nurse. The nurse told me to take some liquid Oxy and that seemed to help. She also ordered some oxygen to be delivered to the house and came by to check on me. She couldn't find any specific reason for my difficulty in breathing.

My mobility and coordination seem to be a little more off. Perhaps I'm just more tired.