Hey everyone...just letting you know that I am still around, but my Dad's health has taken over my life and I have no free time anymore.
My Dad is still at UVA hospital, but was moved out of ICU. His body seems to be healing but he has severe delirium and doesn't know what year it is or where he is. This is very frustrating because he was working full time as a security guard up until the day of his surgery.
My mom has been staying with me for the past week and that is never a good thing. She hates being here and wants to be in her own house, but she is really not able to be by herself for long periods of time and my aunt, who was staying with her needed to go home to MD for a little while so Mom had to come here. She is going back home today and that will give us both a little break.
I am still driving the 1.5 hours to UVA almost every day. It is taking a physical, emotional, amd financial toll. I have no idea how long Dad is going to be there or where he will go when he is released. I am thinking he will need some type of rehab hospital at the best and a nursing home at the worst. And deciding where that should be is causing me a lot of stress. Mom has made it very clear she can not live with me...and I totally agree. We would kill each other. So, bringing Dad to a facility close to me isn't really an option but finding a place for him in their hometown causes a problem too because I will need to make arrangements for someone to look after Mom at home as well. And let's not even talk about the fact that they have no money now that Dad isn't working. They get Social Security benefits and that is it...that doesn't even cover their monthly expenses which is why Dad was working full time at the age of 78.
Too much to think about.
Sorry...just had to vent.
I did find time to have Isabella's teeth floated and had the farrier come out and do her feet. She was 2 weeks overdo for her feet. I am getting ready to go to the hospital to visit Dad and hand Mom off to my aunt and I hope to get some riding in this afternoon. It has been way too long!
Please know I have been reading everyone's posts and you all have been providing a much needed distraction!