Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday is definitely looking up

Ron has done very well in the rehab unit. He walked down to breakfast this morning, then to physical therapy, and then back to his room. Of course, he has been in the bed the rest of the day but he's still done very well, all things considered.

The hospitalist doctor was in this afternoon and they're going to remove the Foley, the IV, and re-dress his blisters (which no look like healing burns). He looks much better today and although he's in more pain from being up, says he feels better.

I couldn't be happier.

On another note, I spoke with my company's insurance representative and found out that I can enroll Ron in one of the plans my company offers. It's still quite a bit more expensive, for less coverage and for a fairly hefty deductible, but way less expensive than purchasing Part B, Part D, and any "gap" coverages. I spoke with the transitions representative today and he said I'd save hundreds a month by enrolling Ron in my health care plan, if my company allows it. So, the plan is to look into our policies during the open enrollment period and see what kind of coverage I can get for us for the most reasonable amount of money.

I'd like to find a hospital bed for Ron and a twin bed for me. That would give us more room in our bedroom because I'd set them up like an "L" and put the bedside tables on the inside. If I did it right, Ron would have more wheelchair room and a hospital bed would be much more comfortable for him.We shall see. This is a very rough mock-up of our bedroom - obviously not to scale - of what I'd like to do. I'm definitely not an architect or engineer.

I'll look around and see if I can find something that's a reasonable amount of money and then see about selling our king-sized bed.  That's the plan anyway. We'll see how that pans out.

I'm feeling much more relaxed about things (for the moment). I slept in this morning (to 8:15) and then cleaned up my kitchen. Yay! Now when I walk in my front door, the first thing I run into will be a clean kitchen. Our front door comes right into the kitchen. I'd like to get laundry done and the living room swept before the weekend is over. It may or may not happen. I need to clean the 2nd bedroom up and do some crafty things. I never did get any Christmas cards made.

I might actually be able to get some things accomplished.


JeannetteLS said...

I am so glad your company can offer you something that will be suitable by way of insurance. And just as glad at your report of Ron's progress.

I know I don't know you, but I truly was happy to see that you posted. Til your next post, then. I hope this allows YOU some real rest.

michiganme said...

I'm not sure if this would work for your situation, but I'm from Michigan and I see hospital beds listed on our local Craigs List a few times a month. Also, several years ago my mother rented one for a couple of months while my aunt recuperated---insurance helped pay for it.

Bouncin' Barb said...

If Rich wasn't on my hospitalization I can't imagine what we'd have gone through with all his hospitalization and doctor visits and meds. Can't even comprehend it. Sounds like it's a positive move on your part for your insurance. Glad you've gotten to sleep in and can get some things done. So glad Ron's doing this well. Hugs my friend.

Thisisme. said...

I was glad to hear that you were feeling more relaxed about things at this moment in time! Sounds as if that could be hopeful about getting Ron on one of your plans. Fingers crossed it will all work out for you. So pleased that Ron seems to be doing so well. Let's hope that he gets a little stronger with each day that passes. Your idea to get the hospital bed for Ron and a twin bed for you does sound to be a good idea. Let us know how you get on with it. Take care my friend, and don't forget to let me have your address so that I can post the little book off to you. I was so pleased that your name came out of the draw!

orchid said...

Hi! My Dearest Teresa,
Wow♬ Really GOOD news today!!!
Yes, I am hoping and fingers are crossed for things going better.
Trully happy that Ron is recovering well, god help you both!!!
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, Orchid*

orchid said...

Orchid again!
Oh, Congratulations on winning the giveaway from Diane, my friend♬♬♬
Really happy for you!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You need some piece of mind to get things done. I'm glad to know a few things are starting to turn out okay.

Anonymous said...

It's a been a long time since I've been around but it seems as though you and Ron are doing well. I am happy the whole insurance thing may work out...fingers crossed! Until next time, stay positive :D

Silver Strands said...

I'm glad for the good news ... insurance, medical care - all of that stuff can be all-consuming. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and Ron.