What a week! I'm finally back and all three parents are now home from the various hospitals. Yes, they were not all in the same hospital but at least they were in the same town.
FIL, who gave us a scare earlier this year, has amazed us again and recovered from pneumonia, an ear infection, and very serious sepsis. We knew he was back to normal when he did the Crypt-o-quote on Thursday. He will be home to celebrate his 99th birthday next week.
It is hard enough to deal with this kind of illness when you are normally very healthy and have the ability to run very fast, shower, and clean the bathroom before the next wave begins. When one is elderly, however, and needs medical equipment simply to walk, speed isn't an option and the results are humiliating and degrading to the ailing patient. If I find out who gave this to my dad and started it all, I'm gonna make him pay!
Of course, now that it is all over and under control, we laugh about how most of our discussions this week involved bodily fluids - blood, mucus, phlegm, vomit, diarrhea, urine. Why there wasn't any pus this week is a mystery to all of us. The fact that semen was absent wasn't even questioned.