Last week mom and I went to look at a skilled nursing facility for dad's rehab after his fall. While at the time this seemed stressful, so many things have happened I look back at that day and wish that rehab was all that dad had to deal with.
- The diagnosis is confirmed via biopsy -- Dad has multiple myeloma, or cancer involving the bone marrow/plasma cells. Dad has opted to try chemo which is great. What is not great is that many nursing facilities do not accept chemo patients. Mom and I visited five places over the weekend.
- Saturday night, his catheter caused some bleeding and the bladder backed up, causing painful spasms and requiring immediate intervention. I spent a sleepless night while the hospital staff performed numerous procedures to fix this.
- That same night, after the procedures to resolve the bladder issue, dad complained of trouble breathing. They took x-rays, which showed his lungs were fine, but he has 3-4 broken ribs.
- On Monday, they did an ultrasound of his bladder and found there are clots there.