Doctor yesterday afternoon when my brother arrived Dad woke up. They were able to talk to each other overnight.
Wow. I was not expecting him to wake up again. I was very worried about him yesterday.
Yes, we were too. We’re happy that he has come back to us again.
That’s good. He was troubled by pain again overnight. I need to increase his pain relief again.
We’ve been keeping his mouth moist, and he has swallowed some coconut water. Is that okay?
That’s okay but make sure that he is fully alert, otherwise, he may choke.
Okay, see this is how we have been giving him the fluid.
Hmm, he is swallowing okay. You can keep going.
Good, we were worried that he was starving. We want to give him more fluids. Could we give him an IV line and glucose?
It’s best to give him fluids by mouth, any IV infusions would still be too much for his body to handle.
They’ll cause uncomfortable swelling?
Yes, that’s right, and it might make his breathing worse. Is there anything else you need?
Could you write a letter to support our relatives coming over?
Yes, I will write the letter after I prescribe the medications.
You’re welcome. Let’s take things one day at a time. Please let us know if you need anything.