Having surgeries in the mist of the covid craziness was totally different than it used to be. This is our story. We decided to take the RV to the base the night before Dad's surgery. This would make the drive the hospital in Anchorage much easier. We would not be allowed to visit in the hospital. We would not be allowed to wait during surgery. BUT if things went south we would be able to get to the hospital quickly. It's the best we could do.
I was called for 6 different falls in a month. Alaska is a no restraint state...but Dad kept falling out of beds and chairs...and his dementia was such he wasn't remembering he couldn't get up alone...so he fell....and we would rush to the hospital for scans as he's on blood thinner...and he would think he was in Oregon and be upset when he had to go back to the facility.
We were lucky he was in a room where we could do window visits. The kids, great grands and us all made it over to his window.
|Michael & I|
|Bella, Gideon and Annie|
|Stacia and Millie|
We went to the facility and learned how to get him into our van. We found a new bed, boards to help move him, equipment to help move him, oxygen tanks, install a chair lift, contract to build a ramp and BOATLOADS of meds.
|Krista is dating Luke.|