Its been a good week for me - my dad has made unbelievable progress this week, so much so the hospital are hoping he may be discharged during the week. His speech is almost perfect, he has no problems reading and writing. He was moved to a rehabilitation ward on Monday and now has regular physio and exercise - he can walk with a zimmer, which he says gives him more confidence, but is perfectly able to walk with one stick.
Oh and he has got his appetite back after not eating properly for 3 weeks, reckons he ate more yesterday than he had in the previous five days! His memory is fine although has no recollection or what caused the original fall or the first week or so that he was in hospital.
I know there was a rather heated thread about the NHS recently - we've had a mixed experience, at one time mum and I were up their most of the day as they hadn't got people to watch him and he kept falling out of bed, but now he is definetly in the right ward with the right care. I think communication is one of the biggest issues between doctors and nurses to patients and family members and even between the various medical teams and nurses themselves.
As for me, hurt my back while up the hospital while chasing after my 18 month old niece, bless her. She thinks its great fun walking inside holding onto the front of grandads zimmer while he is trying to use it. Still played netball this rather chilly morning, the average age of our team is probably mid 30's. We were up against some young team who have several county players, so was good to get a good win in against them. For a non-contact sport can get nasty at times.
Anyhow think ES is getting withdrawal symptoms so best hand laptop back.