This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Through the eyes of my sister...

I tried twice to call Dad today...the first time, he was in Bible Study and the second time he was napping.  I had talked to my sister this morning and among other things, told her how frustrated I was at not being able to reach Dad....

I took Izzy for a walk and when we returned, had an email from my sister, sharing her visit with Dad...

She found him looking out the window, listening to the Pastor during Bible Study.  She said he looked like he was listening, but enjoying the beautiful day outside.  Typical of Dad, he would rather be out of doors on any given day.  To him, the out of doors, the sky, trees, plants and flowers are all of God's glory...

The nurse came over to my sister and asked if she was there to see Dad.  There was still a half hour left of Bible Study, but she decided to see if he wanted to come visit with her.  He did, so they went to his room.  Dad had shorts on, so she took the opportunity to check out his legs and they looked good.  She noted they have feet pads on his wheel chair now, so he can rest his feet.

Dad chatted endlessly, not giving my sister much chance to fit in any words sideways, as he described how "horny" he was because the women there were so beautiful!  Dad was in excellent spirits and even belly laughed a couple of times.  One of the nurses, (not his Angel) came in and told them she would give Dad a shower when their visit was over.

My sister wheeled Dad outside so he could enjoy some fresh air.  She patiently listened to his "womanly adventures" for almost a half hour.  Dad began to get chilly, so she started to wheel him back through the dining area.  They were preparing for lunch and playing music.  Dad began to "be-bop" and sway to the appropriate beat of the song, "Love Shack". (LOL, how apropos!)

One of the aides came over and told him it was time for lunch.  My sister hugged and kissed him good bye, and threw her traditional kiss to him as she walked out the door.  Dad caught her kiss and blew her one back, smiling happily as he waved her good-bye.

Through the eyes of my sister, I am so happy to hear of their visit.  It is so frustrating, when I don't know how Dad is, or I can't reach him by phone...Sounds like it was a great visit...

7 comments:

Mari said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit to the "Love Shack"!

Wander to the Wayside said...

It's got to be incredibly frustrating to not only not be able to get hold of him, but to have to 'visit' him thru second hand information. But it's wonderful that your family shares all this information so easily.

And frustating to hear how horny he is! But I guess in the end it all boils down to poop, pee, oxygen, nutrition...and sex! At least for the alzheimers patient!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Awww, I'm glad that it was a nice visit. Sounds like your dad was feeling really good and enjoyed the visit too.

Jeanie said...

It sounds like that shower they are planning to give your dad may need to be a cold shower-haha. I'm glad you got a good report from your sister even though you were unable to reach him. So nice about him throwing a kiss back to your sister.

Betty said...

Yes, it does sound like he is doing well. I know it can change at any moment, but I hope you can enjoy the good moments!

Fran Hill @ Being Miss said...

It must be so frustrating, but at least your sister's visit was positive and he sounds well looked after.

gayle said...

It does sound like your sister had a great visit with your dad!! I understand how hard it must be on you!!