Mom went to visit Dad after she got off work this morning. She found him in the lunch room waiting to be served lunch. A cute, young CNA was chatting with and paying a lot of attention to Dad. Mom could see Dad was watching his Angel, Doctor-Doctor's every move, but was also enjoying the attention of the young girl...
Dad's Angel told Mom after my brother visited the other day, Dad became very agitated and was concerned about "danger" befalling his son...he was so worked up, she told Dad she would call him up. She picked up the phone in Dad's room, pretended to look up the number and then had a one way conversation with herself, pretending to talk to my brother. When Dad asked how he was, she told Dad, my brother was just fine and was busy at work. Dad was assured and calmed right down.
The station nurse told Mom that Dad's Angel was off one day, but had come into work to pick up something. While she was there, the nurses told her Dad would not eat any food, because he thought they were trying to poison him. She took the time, to find Dad and get him to eat all his food. What a SAINT this woman is! How Blessed are we!!
Mom checked his leg and it looks fine. His ankles were a bit discolored, but no swelling. Dad was looking very spiffy, fresh from the shower and sporting a new hair cut!
While she was sitting with Dad and visiting with the staff, who always seem to come to chat with Mom, Dad dove into his lunch of beef stroganoff with gravy over noodles, fresh broccoli, rice pudding, green vegetable jello salad, ice cream and milk. Dad refused his broccoli, which mystified Mom, as Dad usually LOVES broccoli. He left some of his noodles too.
His Angel came in to check on how much he ate. She asked if he wanted a fruit plate, and of course, anything she suggests, he wants...She returned with a plate with a mound of cottage cheese in the center, surrounded with fresh grapes, watermelon and orange slices. Dad all but licked the plate!
Mom tried to talk with Dad, but he was saying nonsense words and using same phrases, which he kept repeating over and over. Mom had never heard him do that before, but chalked it up to being so full and probably tired.
Mom wheeled Dad back to his room, as Dad's Angel walked beside them. Mom kissed Dad good bye and decided not to confuse him by telling him she will be gone this weekend. She and my sister and another friend are coming out for our quarterly Digital Scrapbooking weekend. Mom hugged Angel and thanked her from all of us for all she does for Dad..
I am still trying to talk with Dad...