uuugh hospital food..... spinach and cottage cheese fritters, tomato sauce (smelt like Watties tomato sauce and mashed potatoes.
I left home yesterday at 5.30am to visit dad in hospital and be in time for bed rounds with doctors. Received correct information of a hemiarthroplasty of the hip a pretty major op for an old fella in his 80's. A result from a fall on Saturday, he was operated on Sunday. New Zealand has amazing health care in emergency situations (food I'm not so sure of, and I believe a lot isn't made on the premises but shipped into the hospitals. .(I'm not 100% if this has actually happened yet.)
I organised his correct date of birth on hospital records (they had three dates which caused a big confusion when time to give out medicine), talked to social workers, occupational therapists, assured nurses his behaviour is not normal and learnt that he possibly has postoperative delirium - pretty sobering seeing such a behaviour change. They say 1 in 3 can suffer from this over the age of 80 - hopefully it will go with time. As soon as he is medically stable he will move to a rhab centre closer to their own home town and all social workers and head nurses are communicating to ensure the best care will be arranged.
James did the morning shift of the cattery for me and he looked after his sister providing her with very gourmet breakfast and lunch - plus I arrived home to tea cooking - pretty awesome aye.
Angie escaped and was caught on film heading off to the vegetable garden.
tutt tutt (she is one of my favourites so find it hard to growl)