The nurse was the next to speak, in a slightly shaky (there's no problem here) kind of voice, "Where's the spider, hon"? I couldn't help but notice that she had one eye on me and one eye on that chair. I probably couldn't help but notice it because I also had one eye on the chair and one eye on her as I evaluated distances to the chair and other clear advantages she had. Damn! I'm gonna have to rely on wit cause she's clearly going to make it to that chair before I can.......not only is she closer to the chair, she's also younger; quicker; and probably didn't break her ankle in two places last year!
Could I please wake up from this nightmare already?!
"Why don't you see if she can go to Acute Rehab here"? asked her nurse, who had slipped in quietly as we were discussing our lack of options. He didn't know if she would qualify, but said with a smile, "She certainly has the will". Now, I didn't have a clue what "Acute Rehab" really meant, but at least we might have another option!
I will never forget that nurse. His gentle smile; his humor; the compassion and obvious skill he displayed when caring for our mother, those things I will always remember. For the information he shared with us that day, I will forever be thankful.
What is acute rehabilitation? “Merriam-Webster” defines
“acute care” as short-term, intense medical care and
“rehabilitation” as restoring health. “Acute rehabilitation”
therefore means intense care in order to restore health over
a short period of time.
That sounds promising!
Things will get better now. I know they will!
Well, I think they will. Only The Lord knows. Only time will tell.
Thanks for following our journey!