So glad we are seeing Dr A today. I should learn something about Home Health Care also.
Melanie is giving me a copy of husband's final diagnosis. She said I need to take that down to Social Security. She explained that Social Security does not recognize Power of Attorney (which I already am over husband), that I have to take confirmation from Dr. I asked her why I had to do that now and she hesitated and said, "It's time."
Husband seemed nervous about going to the Dr last night. Dr asks husband a lot of questions. Like, where are we, what floor are we on, what day of the week is it, what is the date. He came to me last night and asked for a pen and piece of paper. I asked why. He said, "Well, the doctor is going to ask me the date tomorrow and I want to get it right." He couldn't spell February, so he put Feb.
Later, I checked in on him. There he sat, on the edge of the bed, holding that piece of paper and staring at it. I asked if he was OK, he nodded and said, "I'm studying."
I had to take Kristen on a few errands yesterday morning. Of course I was taking husband. Gone are the days when I could leave him for a few hours. As I was getting him dressed he said, "Is Jack going to watch the dog?" What? I calmly explained that Jack was not here, he's in the Air Force now. He looked at me confused but did not say anything more. I took the dog with us.
The rest of the day was spent quietly. Husband slept a little. Confusion is constant now.
Jack will be coming home on a 14 day leave. Be still my heart. While I am beyond excited to see him, seeing his dad will be something else. I have to warn him ahead of time. I just don't know how I'm going to do that or what I'm going to say.
Just when I think husband is completely gone, he surprises me. When I told him the date when Jack comes, he thought for a moment and said, "That's my mom's birthday."
He is right. March 4th was her birthday.