Update: Less of a good night and day. My father was apparently restless all night, seeing and talking to someone that the nurses could not see - conversations, she said, not just isolated sentences. I have no idea who they were: His Dead? Us? Angels? I do not know, but only hope they can give him the comfort that we cannot. They finally administered something to help him rest. His blood pressure peaked a bit so new medication there. We await the results of his Lumbar Penetration.
The nurse with whom I was speaking commented to me twice "Your father is so cute!". Once, apparently he thought he saw someone behind her and called out for her to be careful; it was the wall. The second time, the computer screen she was working at partially blocked the screen. My father said something and the Nurse peeked around the computer monitor. "Oh, it's you" he said.
Even in his delirium my father, ever the charmer.
The nurse thanked me for the privilege of being able to care for my father. Where do we find such people in such a cynical Age?
My sister called with an update later, similar to mine but with the addition that the confusion and mental unraveling seems to be continuing apace. She spoke with the doctor as well. The EEG revealed nothing as did the data from the Lumbar Penetration. They have recommended a CT scan from chest to pelvis to look for a mass and test panel which can take 10 days to get results as it has to be sent to the Mayo clinic. They will try changing his anti-seizure medication to see if that helps with the restlessness and confusion. Beyond that, the most likely plan is to work to stabilize him to move him into a skilled nursing facility. And wait.
Mist: Yesterday was a rainy day, the sort of day that if were not a work day, one would stick one's head out, cry out like Christopher Robin "Tut Tut, it looks like rain", and then retreat to the house for a day of reading and toast. Sadly, it was a work day and so there was no reading to be done, only typing away as the rain fell until the end of the work day. That said, I needed to stretch my legs and so down the road I went.