Monday, May 6, 2013

Where We Are Today

Status quo! There used to be a doctor, at the hospital where I worked, who would write the words  "status quo" in a patient's chart to mean: he's the same, nothing has changed, and I will see him again tomorrow. I used to get so irritated with him when he would write those words. Didn't tell me anything. Did he think the patient was going to be going home soon? Was he improving? What did he say to the patient? Just the words "status quo."

According to Wikipedia:
Status quo is a Latin term meaning the existing state of affairs.[1] It is a commonly used form of the original Latin "statu quo" – literally "the state in which". To maintain the status quo is to keep the things the way they presently are. 

But this is where we seem to be right now. We are just continuing with the day to day living of life. Richard is in no way getting better. That is simply not going to happen. Be he is really not getting any worse either. And that is a good thing. I have noticed, today anyway, that he doesn't stand as well. And he seems to want to lean to the left when he is sitting. But he is eating some, drinking some, watching TV,talking some. And he seems to be okay. So we will just be happy with status quo for now!


  1. Must take a lot of patience. My heart goes out to you. I don't know how I would feel in your situation or anyone else going through something like this. I suppose the simplicity of "status quo" provides a little "contentment" (if you can call it that) - he's still with you, and at least not getting worse.

    1. I guess that maybe I am gaining a little understanding of just accepting the simple 'status quo'

  2. Sometimes status quo is the best you can have. I hope things work out.


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