Ahhh, and I suppose the hospital has some plan to discharge Chris next week on the 17th… to where, we have no idea. There are no in-network nursing homes in Austin that will accept Chris, and the family house is in Alabama even if Chris were ready for at-home care.
My mom found out about the discharge when another patient’s family asked her why Chris’s name was up on the discharge whiteboard. Ha, nice way to let folks know? I wonder: if you erase Chris’s name from the whiteboard, does he get to stay?
A quick, heart-warming event: we were in the room milling around last night, checking out the new wheelchair, etc. I walked over to the side of the bed, Chris had his eyes closed, asleep. I said, “Hey Chris”, and he opened his eyes and turned his head to look at me. Dang, that made me smile. Chris is really becoming more and more alert each day.