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...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's A Great Morning This Afternoon...

The nursing home called me to inform me Dad's potassium levels were elevated, so they were discontinuing the potassium they were giving him.  His Digoxin levels were low, so the doctor increased it to .250mg.  Dad's blood pressure is stable.

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I called Dad around 3:45pm.  He just woke up from a nap.  His voice was perky and peppy...full of energy.  His spirits were high as he told me he was dressed and ready to go eat breakfast...

Dad is usually turned around as to what time it is or which meal he is eating...Since his short term memory is affected, I think whenever he wakes up, he thinks it is the start of a new day...no wonder he thinks he has lived there for years and years...

I went with it and acted like it was morning...no sense in correcting him... He told me he was anxious to go see his friends and all the pretty ladies...the "busy bees".

"I feel lost with all these lovely ladies...I just get so excited when I am around them...I just relax and let it happen...oh, they are so beautiful...."  His voice sounded exceptionally happy and it made me smile a big smile...

As always, he complimented the staff for taking such great care of him...

"I'm going to be selling cars now Dee...so it will keep me very busy..."

Again, I agreed with him and said it was good for him to keep busy...

"We are a bunch of joyful and happy people over here... and I am ready for breakfast..."

With that, I wished him a good day and told him how much I missed him and loved him.  He returned the love to me and extended his love to my wonderful husband...

God Bless you Dad...

4 comments:

Mari said...

You know, I love these posts! I usually leave with a smile on my face!

gayle said...

Glad your dad is feeling better! You are right not to correct him.

Thisisme. said...

Your dad sounds such a dear man!

Stafford Ray said...

Seems he is happy in his dementia. Lucky for you, the staff and him. Many are not. Regression into a time of high sexual interest is common of course but presents real problems sometimes and I wonder how that should be managed...