During my time away I received a phone call from the intake nurse at Drake who assured me that goals have been set and Paul would be well taken care of. That was last Monday.
By Thursday I received two more calls. One was from the Speech Pathologist at Drake who had difficulty getting records from Good Sam. This must be common for records to not go with patients, so Paul sat for nearly a week without proper care because there were no records. The other call was from Paul's trusted friend Tom who has handled Paul's finances for him forever. While everyone at Paul's old assisted living facility knows Tom, for some reason they would not release Paul's mail to Tom so his bills could be paid.
Today, we met with the staff involved with Paul's care at Drake. There's physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Oh, and one more thing, a feeding tube inserted directly into his stomach - which turns mine every time I think of it. His mouth is crusted over, and he has sponges that are attached to a lollipop stick to try to keep his mouth moist. But those only