Husband's last camping trip

Husband's last camping trip

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Ah, Mother's Day.  Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there.  I hope your day will be great.  Mine?  Well, let's see.  I don't know how it will be spent.  Can't plan anything.  It all depends on this monster that lives in my house and invades every part of my life.  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  So, tomorrow this time, I'll let you know how my Mother's Day was.

Husband slept the entire night with no interruptions.  I backed the walker up against the bed again, keeping him from falling out of bed.  I got 7 hours of sleep!  Yay.

Aside from sleeping all night, husband is not doing well.  He has had hallucinations throughout the day, but, mostly at night.  Seems when the sun goes down, he begins to get confused and lost.  If I turn on lights when it starts to get dark, it's helpful, but, it confuses him no matter what I do. 

The hallucinations aren't violent, just complete utter confusion like not knowing who I am or where he is at. He also, at times, begins to try to put his shoes on, telling me he is going to be late for work and needs to get going.  It takes me awhile to bring him out of it. 

The re-arranging of the closet is on going.  Day in, day out.  I am amazed at this behavior.  He never tires of this.  It starts in the morning, with breaks throughout the day.  He will put everything back in, sit on the side of the bed, looking at his work.  Then, he will start it all over again.   Makes me tired just watching him. 

His speech is getting garbled.  It's hard for even me to understand him. 

Father in law came for a visit Thursday.  That was nice.  Husband enjoys his visits.  They talk about old times, when husband was growing up.  He'll say things like, "Remember when you fell and skinned your chin on the bike?"  Husband, for some crazy reason will remember that.  It's crazy.  He remembers that, but, can't remember who I am at times.  I'll tell ya, this Alzheimer's is one odd disease.

Still no word on whether we have been approved for the new apartment up in the Springs.  Maybe I will hear something tomorrow.  Maybe today?  What a nice Mother's Day gift that would be.

So, here's to Mother's Day.  May your day be filled with love, family and gratitude from loved ones.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Sunney Sue,

    I am writing to you from Texas! (I live in MN) I am here for my daughter's college graduation, and then to clean her apartment/help her while she finishes her job. It doesn't sound like a very glamorous Mother's Day, does it? But, I am just where I want to be.

    Gosh, you have had some difficult episodes lately and I am sorry to hear it. I wonder if the closet thing happens because it is something your husband can "do"/control (????) I have no idea, but the thought of it and you watching him day after day is pretty heartbreaking. But... if it makes him happy?

    I surely do hope (and will pray too) that you get that apartment!

    That was a lovely gesture from Jane's family to you. You surely must have been considered a very good friend. I am getting older (in my early 50s) but so far only one friend has passed and that was when I was 40. Watching a friend die is horrible. Watching anyone die is horrible. But, I thought it was an honor to be there with her and holding her hand as she passed. Friends to the end.

    I bet you had lots of phone calls from your wonderful children today! I cannot imagine they wouldn't remember their mom on this special day. Personally, I like Mother's Day WAY better than my birthday! And you have a mom too to honor, right? So, I hope your day was filled with pleasant conversation.

    Well, I guess I should finish cleaning the oven! Ha! Like I said - not glamorous at all (but it sure is nice to be a MOM again!)

    I will check in when I get home. Take care!