Monday, October 5, 2009

Grandpa Ottley: Update 8

Grandpa has been doing well physically. He has been up walking around and sitting up more. The concern now is his mental stability. He has been very delusional the past few days and they attribute it to him slowing getting off all the post op medication. It is frustrating to see him like this and not be able to talk to him. He has been having hallucinations and gets confused about where he is at. Other times, he seems as though he knows exactly what is going on. I know he hasn't been getting much sleep and I have talked to the hospital staff about getting him some sustained rest. Last night he got about 4 hours of off and on sleep. Since he is still in the ICU, visitation is difficult. I think until he starts coming around mentally, it would be good to limit any visits.

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