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...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Relief....

Oh, I am so happy to report when I spoke with Dad this morning, he had completely forgotten all the events of yesterday...

He was in gibberish mode, where none of the words used in his sentences, went with anything he said...

I did my best to pick out what I could to carry on a conversation.

He did remember my husband and asked how he was, calling him by name.  He was very happy and invigorated by the beautiful day.  He seemed calm, happy and relaxed.

What a relief.

6 comments:

Mari said...

Good news!

That corgi :) said...

that is a relief Donna!! wise for you just to call and "feel" him out than talk about the events from the prior day

glad he seemed comfortable to you and was enjoying his day

betyt

JeannetteLS said...

GOOD, Donna. You don't need to have yesterday's stuff carry over. Perhaps the one blessing of Alzheimer's, given the difficulties. Although it's hard to call any of it a blessing. Oh, phooey. You know what I mean. Have a good Monday, my friend.

The Words Crafter said...

Bless your heart. It's sooooooo hard to have to put someone in a nursing home. I remember the guilt when we could no longer care for our mom. And she was always coherent, but it felt as if we'd abandoned her. She, too, needed 24/7 medical care/access. I will always hate that....always.

Still, hopefully, he doesn't remember the phone call (I read the post) and he has really great days. I hope that he has many more of them.

You all are always in my thoughts and prayers....

And thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

Nezzy said...

Good to hear your Dad is havin' a calm day! It's tough when parents age isn't it???

Girl, I just had to cop a peek at that gorgeous little grandson of yours, what a precious little charmer!!!

God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic day!!!

Katie Gates said...

Good to learn of the relief!