Look at him eating a McDonald's burger!
He has had some very hard days. He has been frustrated in himself and all he wants to do is go home. The photo is from a recent outing to see the surgeon who operated on him. My brother in law decided to stop and treat him to a burger.
He has been retaining a lot of water and has been very congested for about a week. The medications were not helping. The problem is that they had been getting him out of bed early each morning and putting him in the wheelchair, however he often sat in that chair all day long.
So recently it was suggested by my niece that he lay in his bed after his meals with his legs elevated to help relieve the swelling. That worked like a charm. I know myself that if I sit at a machine in a casino for hours on end my ankle will swell.
So now his ankles are back to normal and his chest congestion is going away. He does have Congenital Heart Failure and his kidneys are slowing down. However, he is actually being released to go home on Thursday.
He is ecstatic!
All of the details haven't been worked out yet and I'm not sure what he can and can't do on his own at this time or if he will actually be able to live alone. Right now the important thing was to get him back home which is going to make him very, very happy.
I do plan of flying to Florida to spend about two weeks with him in the near future so I can help out. Also a big thank you to my sister Darcy and brother in law Bob for spending time with him everyday in the rehab center.