Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Oklahoma Shuffle

I'm working hard to get my desk cleared and everything caught up as much as possible.  I am planning to work during Ron's hospital stay as much as I can.  Since he will be in ICU for several days I will go to the hospital during visiting hours but be in the office the rest of the time.  It will be hectic but I don't know what else to do.  It is very hard to be away from my job.  Too much pressure......

A friend of Ron's is planning on being at the hospital Monday evening since I have a night meeting.  I'll go up in the morning and stay till noon and then Frank is going to relieve me so I can go to work.  I won't get home until 9:00 or so.  I'm very appreciative to Frank and this will relieve my mind since I can't be at the hospital.

I'm hoping that by the time Ron is out of ICU he'll be able to call for help when he needs it.  If not then I'll just have to take off work and be with him... To heck with the job!

I'm planning on being off the first few days after Ron gets home.  I need to be sure he can get around on his own and I don't want him showering or anything when I'm not there to help him.  Hopefully soon he will be well enough for me to go back to work.

I have to go to the city this afternoon and after that meeting things will slow down and we can just get ready for Friday!

Mike is doing good!  I think he is realizing that we aren't going to be as available for awhile and he is really trying to step up and be more independent.  Of course his cognitive abilities depend on the day....ever changing....but for now he's functioning very well.  

He has created a new dance he calls the Oklahoma Shuffle...He stands in one spot and just wiggles and bounces while he sings Boomer Sooner.  He wants to dance for everyone he meets and he tries to get them to dance with him.  His nurse told me yesterday that she danced and sang the Oklahoma Shuffle with him and that they both just laughed and had the best time.  She said she just felt good the rest of the day because Mike is such a sweetie.  

I told him what Becky had said and what a great thing that he makes people feel so happy by just being Mike!  He was so excited he said he was going to go out today and make some more people feel happy!!!!!! I'm sure he will!


Patrick Leer said...

Best of thoughts going out to Ron well and of course you. Facing general anesthesia and major surgery is all consuming.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

oklhdan said...

Thanks Patrick!!!!

kenju said...

Good luck with all you have on your plate.