Husband's last camping trip

Husband's last camping trip

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Today is a new day.  I will start it off in a good frame of mind.  After yesterday's fiasco on Facebook, lasting late in the evening, I have made up my mind to accept people for their ignorance, but, put those said people out of my life.

I got some backlash, (ignorance again) and decided to end it there.  In my last words, I told said ignorant people that I certainly hoped one day they could experience what I'm going through and we'll see who laughs then.  Oh, dear me, said ignorant people thought and said that I had "cursed" their spouses with Alzheimer's.  Once again, ignorant.  My last statement included advising said ignorant people, that if you put it out there, prepare for some to be offended.  That's it, end of story.

Now, today, husband's birthday.  I will make him a cake and he, hopefully, will be aware of his surroundings. 

He kept thinking he was not home yesterday and kept asking me when we were going home.  He even started to pack up the closet.  I kept calm, telling him that we were home.  He looked at me once and said, "Are you sure?"

Last night he was pacing, or, trying to walk up and down the hallway.  He was holding onto the walls, shuffling his feet.  That's the way he walks now.  I asked him what he was doing and he said, "I'm making my legs strong.  Exercising so I can walk better."  I said nothing.

His eyesight has been fading at an alarming rate.  I don't know if it's the part of the brain that is being damaged, or, his eyes have drastically changed.  I believe it's  the damaged brain.  It's just too consistent of brain deterioration. 

Seeing this new Neurologist in September will help some.  This new Dr requires a recent MRI.  I have put in a request at Dr A's office and should hear something today.

Husband had an MRI 3 years ago.  The brain appeared normal.  Of course, he was in the early stages at that time.  Alzheimer's is very hard to detect in the early stages, as the brain has not yet begun to shrink.  Unfortunately, the new MRI will show deterioration.  I'm almost certain of that.

So, kudos to husband for making it this far.  It's a sad day for me, but, I will not think about that when he is around.  I will smile and act happy, making him feel like a king.

It is, after all, his birthday.

And a milestone of a birthday at that!

1 comment:

  1. Bless you, Sue, and your husband on his birthday. My son's birthday is today too. A special day. Though I know it is entirely bittersweet for you. Your husband accomplished something his family members did not...amazing.