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...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Working On The Hollywood Sign and Visiting Taj Mahal...

Mom went to visit Dad this morning.  She found him in bed.  Doctor-Doctor told her she had just finished showering,and shaving him and he seemed kind of tired.  Mom said he acted like he wanted to nap...that is until the girls brought in some home made burritos and some grape juice to drink...Dad thought his was coffee and complained it was cold (he HATES cold coffee).  Mom reminded him it was grape juice and it was suppose to be cold.  The girls gave Mom one and Dad two...

Another  two girls came in and asked Dad if he would like to go walking after lunch.  Dad was enthusiastic and was joking and flirting with them.  He cooed at the girls and told them how loving and caring they are and how much he loves them all.

Dad told Mom he was working with his nephew on the Hollywood Sign...(his nephew lives below it), and how impressed he was with the President.  He told Mom how important it was to have World Peace and for everyone to be friends...


Dad's new window is gorgeous, and he really enjoys having his bed by the window so he can watch people coming and going.  He loves to see the trees, nature and what type of a day it is outside.  He told Mom how much he loves it there and how everyone takes such good care of him.

One of Dad's good friends, who was a Chaplain with Dad, stopped by to see him.  He told Mom he would report back to the other Chaplains to let them know how Dad was doing.  He told Dad one of the other Chaplains was on vacation in Hawaii.  Dad told him the gentleman in Hawaii and he had recently visited the Taj Mahal...



Dad's friend just looked at Mom and they both nodded their heads and just listened to Dad ramble on...I, myself, enjoy when Dad takes his mini vacations in his imagination....

Dad's friend told Mom he would like to come to Dad's 90th birthday party.  The nursing home is planning a big shindig for Dad's birthday. He was so impressed at how well Dad looks...

The skin care nurse called me today to let me know the wound on his pinkie toe is very small and almost healed.  His cut toe from the wacko podiatrist is almost healed. 

8 comments:

Mari said...

Your Dad is obviously eating well and getting good nutrition the way the wounds have healed.
I love his vacations too. We have a lady who has been vacationing with us for about a year. She thinks when something is going on, it is a stop on a cruise. At least she is enjoying her stay!

That corgi :) said...

good the wound is almost healed!! so cute about your dad about the world peace comment and liking the president. I think it is good that all "go with the flow" with him when he walks down memories that aren't necessarily real; my FIL is always correcting my MIL when she is having memory troubles which bothers me. Your dad sounds like he is in a wonderful place with people who truly care for him and his well being. I know I keep saying that but it is very refreshing to hear. I bet those burritos were delicious!

betty

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How exciting that his birthday is going to be a shindig for him.

Sounds like he's doing well with his window view and girls that bring hims food and take him for walks.

The Words Crafter said...

I'm glad to hear he was having another good day. I can imagine how difficult it is for you all...

Wow, 90! That's huge! It's sweet that everyone likes him so much that they're throwing him a party!

I, too, would like to visit the Taj Mahal.....I wonder where else he visits.....

Pat said...

Your Dad has a vivid imagination. Has he ever traveled to the places he talks about? It's funny that he's such a flirt with the nurses!

Theres just life said...

Many vacations are a lot better than other things he could be thinking of. I am so glad the cut on his toe is healing so well.

gayle said...

So glad to hear a good report on your dad!!

Entre Nous said...

Your Dad is marvelous. I only hope when it hits me, the beautiful memories outweigh the tradgedy, as his does. Beautiful post.