Today the therapist decided to have mom walk more. She had not walked much in several days, so she was reluctant. She had her treatment today and was pretty weak when she got back. They let her take a nap and then brought some of the equiptment to her room for her to use. Nurses reported she did well despite the fact that she had been up most of the night before. Why she is up so much is a mystery. I think it is the time in which mom is given meds but no one else agrees with me. We will see.
She was evaluated yesterday on her mental state of mind. She has been more confused lately and the consensus is that the kidney failure has progressed more and she has lost some of her sharpness. I asked her today if it was night or daytime. She said she didn’t know. It was pretty cloudy and gray outside. I was pretty surprised at what she had said. The lights in the hallway are dimmed at nighttime, in the daytime it is quite bright there. Going from ones room to the hallway can be a surprise. Mom left the facility at 5:30 AM and returned near noon! Only one other person in the facility has that kind of schedule. It really is tiring. Her day had already gone in her mind. I suppose with little sleep she thought it was night time… who knows really.
It was quite the accomplishment walking that distance. The therapist said he was looking for her strengths not the length of the walk etc. He never pushes her more than she can do. I suppose she may feel the soreness tomorrow we will see. Tomorrow is another day…
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