I continue to be very impressed with the staff and the facility at Oasis Hospital.
When you walk in the door, the floors sparkle, literally. They are made from recycled mirrors and are just beautiful, especially when you arrive and it’s still pitch dark outside. Hard to see in this picture but I tried.
After getting registered they took Jim back to prep him for his surgery. He’s all hooked up and ready to go.
Anybody have any idea why the nurse put this bag on Jim’s foot?
I went up to see him this morning. It’s about an 85 mile drive round trip so I’m getting lots of practice driving the truck. He is doing better today (his stomach has settled down) but the pain is worse which is to be expected for the second day. He was able to walk to the door yesterday afternoon and this morning he went out the door and down the hall almost to the end and back. Rolling over to get out of bed and standing up or sitting down is tough so tomorrow will be better.
There is a very strong probability that on Friday they will be moving Jim to a rehab facility. It looks even nicer than the hospital. They are worried about the steps into the RV and also the steps up to the bathroom and bedroom. At rehab they will concentrate on stairs and being able to get out of bed and that’s a good thing. The best part is, the facility is in Mesa which is a whole lot closer.
You’ve all experienced hospital food I’m sure. Once again this place is so NOT like a regular hospital. The food is delicious. Jim had a hamburger for lunch today on a ciabatta bun. He shared with me and it was delicious. Tonight he’s having a New York Strip steak. He said his scrambled eggs were perfect this morning and the bacon was excellent. Even the toast is definitely not Wonder Bread. I told him not to get to used to eating like this.
Oh, about those BLTs – Jim cannot Bend, Lift, or Twist (BLT) for a month.