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, February 4, 2011

Look Out!! Dad Is Getting X-Rated....

Mom is spending the weekend with my sister this weekend.  She will drive over tonight around 5pm when my sister gets off work.

She went to visit Dad this morning and found him in his room being all spiffed up by one of the "lovely ladies". He was very happy to see her. It is still very cold outside, so after Dad brushed his teeth, they sat in the sun beside his bedroom window and chatted.

Mom said Dad's phrase for the day was "in sync".  Ironic, because he told her he had been having some really sexy dreams lately.  He wanted to know if she dreamt about him, and she told him she did.  Their conversation must have been p-r-e-t-t-y sexy, actually, Mom described it as "graphic", and would not repeat what Dad said to her...

Dad continued to weave a wonderful tale about how all the ladies are lined up to get into bed with him... 

"I keep my eyes closed so the ladies don't get embarrassed." 

Mom did some "eye rolling" to the ceiling, and  managed to nod her head with interest...

The lady who had been grooming Dad returned to his room, just in time to catch some specifics of Dad's personal preferences.  She whispered to Mom asking if Dad's conversation bothered her.  Mom smiled gratefully, whispering back, her Support Group had pre-warned her of SEX being a popular topic of Alzheimer patients...(but Mom did wonder, when the CNA walked away, hoping it was all just talk...)

Dad let her know he needed HIS money for HIS expenses.  She reminded him his expenses were paid and his money now helps her pay for the utilities at the house...but he still wanted HIS money.  (When Dad lived at home, he could not balance his checkbook, let alone find it...he lost everything and was paranoid about giving Mom any money.  He was very unkind to her and accused her of not knowing how to manage money.  If it were not for Mom, they would have been in sorry shape...because truth be told, Dad did not know how to manage money..he spent it as fast as he got a hold of it.)

Mom maintained her silence and allowed Dad to carry on...He told her she did not know anything about money... She should talk to their second oldest son K_____, because he was a smart businessman... or to their youngest son E______ who owns the Steelers... and how he plans on helping his son because managing a football team is a huge undertaking...

Dad was rambling about all the children...and Mom was not clear whether he meant the grand kids or their grown children...who are now adults...

Then there was Dad's ABC Company where HE makes all HIS money and HE can even buy and sell cars with it and do everything... 

Mom mentioned she would be spending the weekend with my sister and her husband... Dad told her he wanted to come to Vegas to visit my husband and I...

"J_____ just retired, so maybe you might want to allow them a bit more alone time before your visit..." Mom said softly.

"I KNOW THAT!"  Dad snapped...

Mom heard the lunch carts rolling down the hall and asked Dad if he would like her to wheel him down to the lunchroom for lunch...

Dad whiffed the air like a puppy, his dark mood vanished and he was happy to go eat with his friends...

After she got Dad settled for lunch, she tried to call Doctor-Doctor, who is out on leave recuperating from hernia surgery.  Mom could not reach her and felt terrible we do not have her home address to send her a get well card... We will have to keep on trying to reach her to get her address.

Mom glanced into the lunchroom, on her way out, checking on Dad.  His head was down with both arms flapping and shoveling in the food in his mouth at lightning speed...

No doubt, nap time will bring some interesting dreams after he fills his belly...

6 comments:

Jeanie said...

Sounds like a sort of up and down, but very interesting, visit.

Mari said...

It's interesting how moods and thoughts change so quickly in Alzheimer's patients. Glad your Mom understands and is able to let it go.

gayle said...

I know it must be hard for your mom to hear your dad talk about sex. She does handle it with class! I am glad she was prepared for it!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's hilarious to think that he believes your brother owns the Steelers. I wonder if he'll be watching to see him at the Super Bowl this Sunday. I'm sure laughing helps to lighten the desire to cry.

TechnoBabe said...

Do you follow the blog Guilty With An Explanation? The writer sometimes talks about her husband who has dementia. Jeanie at the blog Living Consciously mentioned that you and she will be meeting in NV. Sounds like fun.

JeannetteLS said...

Hi, Donna. While I remember, I once sent a get well card to my doctor in an another envelope to his offfice, asking whether they would kindly send it on so I would not intrude on his personal life, with a note of what they all meant to me. They sent it to his house.

Your mom... such love she must have. And it is so GOOD that you all understand Alzheimer's, understand the strange places the mind goes to. Still, it could not have been easy for her.

Love you, Donna. As if you did not know!