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Relatively better and out of ICU - Grous Family Blog

Relatively better and out of ICU

Since being removed from the Keppra, Dad’s been doing better, relatively. I had a phone conversation with him while he was sitting and watching the Mummers Parade yesterday. A few days ago, he could only mumble, not really even open his eyes, failed a swallow test, was not allowed to get out of bed. Now, he’s sitting in a chair, chatting it up with the nurses, eating lunch, and brushing his teeth.

It’s clear his brain has been affected. Not sure if it was the fall, his strokes and TIA’s, or the seizure, but probably a cumulative effect of all of them. He seems to be able to recall info from the past, but is having difficulty with the present. For example, he thought he was a Carolyn’s house instead of the hospital. He said he had two desserts, but he only had one. Said TV went out for a few minutes, but it didn’t. He’s easily confused.

Dad was well enough to be transferred out of ICU last night. He’s still in the hospital, and will likely be transferred to an inpatient rehab facility in the next few days.

He is well enough for visitors now, and it would actually be good for him. If you’d like to visit, let Carolyn or me know, just to make sure he hasn’t been transferred to rehab. Here’s to a Happy New Year!

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