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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Last Fire of the Season

Bob and I have always looked forward to our mild winters here in Florida. We heat the Pink House with wood, and though it's a lot of work--stacking and hauling--it certainly makes the house cozy.

The other night, I lit what will probably be the last fire this season.

When Bob came home from the hospital, I had them set his hospital bed up in the living room in front of the fireplace. At night, I pull the couch closer to his bed, so that we can hold hands in front of the fire.

This is the sweetest part of the day. All of us, Bob and me, Boomer, Ripley and Zenith cozied up by the fire.

View from Bob's bed at night.

Yesterday, we went to see Bob's neurologist, who, thankfully, upped his Lyrica dose and said if that did not help the arm pain, he would give Bob Botox injections.

I called pain management today and cancelled those pricey neck injections that they had scheduled.

Bob's neurologist is also ordering at-home PT!!! (Bob's primary doctor would not order it.) Let's hope the insurance agrees to it.

Thank you to everyone who left comments regarding ways to get Bob up on the walker. I have tried them all, without luck. Also have tried some abdomen exercises and he is quite weak in that area. It would certainly be good to have a professional for guidance on this.

Ripley at the fireside: one contented cat.


Grace Carpenter said...

That's great news about PT. I can't believe the PCP wouldn't order it!

metalgirl162002 said...

I want a fireplace in my house! Thankfully it will be nice enough soon to have a fire outside in the firepit!

Anonymous said...

I sure hope you can get that PT to help you and Bob. Perhaps you can get a slight break, though knowing you, you'll be right there along side the therapist assisting. Your fireplace looks inviting. Hugs, Dan

Grace Carpenter said...

BTW, I saw there's a conference in May about aphasia, partly for people who have aphasia & family:

I have knowledge of Florida geography--this might be a long way.

Jenn said...

Oh my God. A doctor has seen the light. (I'm fanning myself). A PT. I can hear the relief...for so many reasons.

Nostalgia. A lovely fire. *sigh* bittersweet.
Love you guys.

Rebecca said...

It's about time you got some help.