Bear has developed a bit of a "crackle" in his chest. It may mostly be just phlegm but due to lack of strength he is unable to cough it up. Because of this, they are watching him carefully now in case he develops pneumonia. That, of course, would not be a good thing to happen.
He got to sit in his chair again today, and today he managed to sit in it comfortably for almost 1.5 hrs which was nice. We mostly just walked the hallway back and forth and went into the lounge a couple times to look out the windows there.
If he feels up to it, we can take him to the main floor of the hospital to the cafeteria or around. I don't know if taking him outside is a good idea or not, since, while it has been nice for this time of year, it might not be nice enough for him. But perhaps it will be an option.
Last night, a friend dropped off some precooked meals for me. I can't express how much it means to me to have people caring so much. Thank you, so much! By the way, the potato soup was amazing. I had 3 bowls for lunch! I couldn't stop myself!
I wish I could get over my sluggishness in the mornings. I am not getting anything done even when I do wake up at a decent time. I am forgetful and all I seem to manage to do is sit like a lump on a log until I finally convince myself I should get dressed and head over to the hospital. I generally stay there for several hours and then it is dark by the time I get home. Dark earlier now with the time change.
It is only 9:30 pm and I've already dozed a bit on the couch with the pup and I'm feeling like I haven't slept in ages. I also dozed at the hospital too! Luckily, I did not fall asleep in the car, like I often nearly do.
When I left the hospital, there was a little memorial service going on in the elevator lobby. I felt like I was intruding as I stood there waiting for the elevator. However, it made me happy and sad at the same time that they do these services for the patients who lived on that ward for a part of their lives.
I hope I won't have to attend one for my husband for a long time from now.