Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Last night Crochety was sent to a new sub-acute facility. I asked that he come home, but the hospital felt he was "too fragile". They seem to think that he is just too weak now, which is exactly what he projects. He did get excited this morning when I spoke with him and told him I bought a new 40" TV so maybe that will be incentive enough for him to work out more and get his strength up! Lord knows I have tried EVERYTHING else...

His new place is AristaCare @ Norwood Terrace in North Plainfield. Room number is 222B and his phone is 908-222-5140.

Here we go again!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Thought Calcium Was a Good Thing.

Crochety was due to go to rehab yesterday but the hospital is confused about where he is going. Crazy right?

Then his blood calcium level shoots up and the endocrinologist says he isn't going anywhere, except a new room!

He is in 2549 and the phone number is 732-321-7125.

We are hanging in there...Thanks everyone,

Mrs. "C"


Sunday, February 07, 2010

Room 4307. Haven't we been here before?

Crochety is still in the hospital but they moved him back to the Telemetry floor and now he is back on a heart monitor. We don't know why yet. Maybe just a precaution. All he is lamenting is how he is being pried away from the prettiest nurses.

He has been nauseous and dry heaving for the past 2 days, for which he is getting shots to calm his stomach. His para-thyroid gland is acting up and producing too much calcium. It is like a vicious cycle, no? All the doctors agree that if he pushed himself to move more and get the circulation pumping he would be on the road to recovery...

His new phone is 732-321-7383.

We are wishing you a great Superbowl day! Maybe he needs a couple of beers to set him up right. I will be snacking and cheering next to his hospital bed...oh goody...

Crochety is still going with the Colts, but I am sure it will be the SAINTS!


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

new room...old friends

They moved him down a floor, room 3221.

His phone is now 732-321-7214.

Crochety sat in a chair today for an hour. It took 4 little nurses to move him in and out of bed. Don't know if it was good or bad that they recognized him and updated him on what was new with them.

They will most likely be sending him on to the old rehab facility for p/t very soon.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

From ICU to Telemetry

Thank goodness the blood pressure has stabilized! Phew!

Crochety is still in tremendous pain, but trying to hold off the pain meds...when they moved him to his new room, they didn't transfer all his med orders and he didn't get a sleeping pill as he requested so he was up all night. This should be the least of his problems!

Now in room 4305.

Phone is 732-321-7384.