My alarm went off this morning at 6:45 a.m., then I hit the snooze. No sooner had my head hit the pillow then my phone rang. It was the center. Mom had fallen in the night. She had two skin tears, but was otherwise unhurt. No broken bones. Oh happy day. Guess I won't get to snooze.
Mom was up and ready for her doctor's appointment this morning when I arrived. In fact, she had already had breakfast. She had peanut butter toast and a banana. Oh happy day.
After the doctor appointment, I went straight in to speak with the sup. She changed the orders so mom will no longer get the Ensure. Oh happy day. She made arrangements for the dietitian and speech therapist to meet with me.
The dietitian and the speech therapist have made some concessions. They watched mother eat and drink and agreed with me that mom was swallowing much better. They made a list of foods that mom can ask for if she likes. The list is simple, but gives her an option of choice. It includes bananas, canned peaches, cottage cheese, cheese, yogurt, a vanilla shake called Mighty Shake which is vitamin enriched, potato salad, seafood salad, strawberries, sweet potatoes and mom's beloved hot dog and cheese. It's subject to availability, but this is indeed an oh happy day.