Thursday, 10 January 2013

07:41 – Barbara’s dad may be released from the hospital today. He isn’t fully recovered by any means, but at this point there may not be much the hospital can do for him that couldn’t be done by the home-health nurses at home. I’m concerned that Barbara’s mom may not be able to deal with his behavior, which Barbara has described as “uncooperative”, “grumpy” and “nasty”. Barbara said she’d laid down the law to him, telling him that he’d better cooperate or they’ll pack him off to a nursing home. Maybe that’ll convince him to behave, or so we hope. I asked Barbara yesterday if she thought her dad’s behavior was caused by mental decline or simply frustration at being hospitalized. She said the latter, so perhaps being home will help.

Work on science kits continues.