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...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

66 Years Ago...The Anniversary of The Day They First Met...

Mom went to visit Dad yesterday.  Her modem is faulty and needs to be replaced, so it is "hit or miss" with her getting online to deliver her visits with Dad. My second to the oldest brother will be helping her install one today.

She arrived during bible study and music.  She busied herself talking with the administrator, some of the nurses and a few other staff members, so Dad could enjoy the music.  Doctor-Doctor is having hernia surgery the end of the month, so she will be out the entire month of February.  Apparently she has been having a lot of pain and discomfort.  She never told me, but I noticed she didn't seem like herself the last few times I visited with her.

The administrator was telling Mom how fond of Dad everyone is.  Mom inquired about Doctor-Doctor or the male CNA Dad is fond of, being available to accompany Dad for his eye consult on January 25th...
Mom will call tomorrow to arrange for the transport and coordinate with her schedule...

Mom joined Dad after his bible study.  He told her he was glad to see him.  Unity and Unified were the words of the day.  Mom said he used one or the other in almost every sentence he spoke...

Mom asked Dad if he remembered what they celebrated every January 7th...and by the clue less expression on Dad's face, Mom knew he didn't remember...

"My birthday?" he guessed...

Mom reminded him his birthday was in November and we had all just celebrated his 90th birthday...

"We met 66 years ago in Seattle, Washington," Mom told him...

Dad smiled, but still had an expression of not registering what she had told him.

Mom resumed chatting about current family business and told him about the furnace she just had installed.  Dad told her he doesn't worry about her because he knows how organized she is and how she can handle anything...

When lunch came, Dad told Mom he can eat better if someone fed him.  Mom took the hint and fed him  a delicious lunch of hamburger, baked beans, carrots, salad, coffee, two glasses of milk, a banana and ice cream.  Nothing wrong with his appetite!

Dad told her how happy he was and how much he enjoyed the ladies...especially the blonds.  Mom had to laugh and agreed with him wholeheartedly.

Dad repeated his latest fixation on the Titanic sinking, his good friend John Wayne (the "Duke") and how he helped guard the buildings and being "unified".  Mom attempted to change the topic about some of their church friends.  Mom mentioned a friend who had Alzheimer's.  Dad interrupted her, telling her he had had Alzheimer's but with "unity" he had recovered...

Mom noticed Dad's eye  didn't look too bad and he is still on the eye drops the doctor ordered.  She settled him into bed for a nap and left feeling grateful for the care he receives.  Dad seemed very content and happy.

4 comments:

Mari said...

I'm so glad she had a good visit. I've been wondering how he was doing.

Thisisme said...

Hi Donna. I'm so glad that dad seemed content and happy when your mum visited. It must be so upsetting for all of you to see him like that.

gayle said...

Another good visit! I'm so glad! I know it just makes your day!

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