After a week in the hospital, on May 25, the cardiologist put in a pacemaker. The surgery went well, and Laddie was released from the hospital on the Tuesday after Memorial Day. We had been scrambling to get him one of the last places available in The Cottage at the Glen, a fantastic Alzheimer's facility, so that we could avoid additional transitions. It worked well, and he left the hospital for The Cottage without a hitch. Dr. Liu and Dr. Davis told him it was for rehab, and Laddie accepted that. He does receive both physical and occupational therapy 2-3 times a week.
The Cottage is a fantastic facility (and we've looked at everything that the Shreveport/Bossier area has to offer). I posted about it on my book blog, so I won't go into it here, but I feel better than I've felt in years! My stress level has plummeted, and I'm smiling almost all the time.
My sincere thanks to all of you who have commented or emailed me! Your support and good thoughts have been a great comfort.
My computer has given me fits for a week (Fee was out of town), but when he finally came in, he did something (?!), and I now have access again to the blog world.
For the last 6 weeks, things have been so hectic; 3 weeks of taking Laddie to the doctor again and again and x rays and CT scans, then the nearly 2 week hospitalization, and this past week of sometimes twice daily visits to the Cottage (which is 30 min. from here at good traffic times). Now, I'm busy playing catch up on chores, cleaning, gardening, etc., but I'm also back at Tai Chi and am walking for 3o minutes each morning and doing little things to pamper myself.
Quilting will be happening soon!