Monday, January 2, 2017
From the strip pits
Roger's BP was fairly high again tonight. I don't know why. He had had a coughing spell right as I took it...I waited a couple minutes to take it and it was still 163/88. In the hospital and rehab they wanted to keep the upper number 140 or below because of the fact that he had had the bleeds. Again, I gave him a whole BP pill instead of the normal half a pill...it came down quickly tonight so maybe the whole pill was not needed.
I have told some of my blog friends of the things Roger is having to relearn but haven't shared them in detail on here. Simple things we all take for granted. Things like telling the time. He can read a digital watch, though sometimes numbers pop out of his mouth that are not what he means to say. It is almost as if he just has to say something...but I can say not it isn't 3:00...and he will look again and say, oh, it is 1:00.
As for a clock with a dial...he is having to learn to tell time all over that way. But is really improving with that. As long as I don't ask him to do too many times in a short period.
But don't ask him what year it is...he seldom gets that right.
He cannot just sit down and read...he has to spell out words and then can usually tell you what they are. But what is funny, a lot of times he can read longer words.
He can write words a lot easier than he can print them, though he still has some trouble with a few letters in writing. But nothing like when he prints. And I have him print the alphabet most days.
I won't put it all in this one post, but will continue to tell some of the things he deals with as time goes on.