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Mr. AOW has been in a medical facility since September 19, on which date he was taken by ambulance to the emergency room for kidney failure. Underlying diagnosis? Pancreatitis of unknown cause.
Mr. AOW remained in the hospital until October 6, at which point he was transferred to a nursing and rehab center one mile from our front door. He has remained at the center since then.
But Mr. AOW is coming home tomorrow! We would have liked that he spend another week at the nursing home so as to get more rehab, but the Managed Medicare plan pulled the plug.
We are grateful to the nursing home for tending the sores which he developed in less that ten days in the hospital. Indeed, the sores are very nearly healed now. Furthermore, the nutrition choices at the nursing home were outstanding. I wouldn't mind eating there on any given day.
Best of all, Mr. AOW is back on his feet — and off and running on his mobility scooter. When admitted to the nursing home, he was so weak that he couldn't even hold up his head!