Husband's last camping trip

Husband's last camping trip

Friday, June 27, 2014

Lead Foot

Where do I begin?  The dog days of summer are here and I am so glad I live in Colorado now.  Summer's here are just about perfect.

I took husband to Albuquerque the first week of June.  We stayed for 5 days.  I had a great time.  A lot of fun.  Husband did OK, spending a lot of time with his Dad. 

But, talk about hot.  By end of day 2, I thought I was going to spontaneous combust.  Miserable, hot, stifling heat.  My only saving grace was Pat & Christine's refrigeration air conditioner.  I can't believe I used to live in that.  Ugh.

Had a great drive down and the drive back home was going great until,,,,,,,,,right outside Trinidad, just as I topped a small hill, there on the other side was a cop!!  He also pointed his radar at my car.  Of course, I immediately slowed down, (well, more like took my foot off the gas pedal), and watched to see if he would follow me.  Thought I was in the clear, until I saw him pull out and speed towards me.

He was nice about it all.  I was so embarrassed about speeding.  I'm actually a good driver, but, my lead foot took over and didn't even think about the possibility of getting a speeding ticket.

Oh well, lesson learned, ($169.30 later)  Ouch, that one hurt.

Husband has declined once again.  He has just about lost control of bodily fluids, wetting himself and his bed quite frequently during the day and night.  I am going through diapers double that I did before.  I found night time diapers on Amazon.  Going to order those as soon as money comes in.  Expensive, yes, but, he needs something more absorbent. 

Hallucinations and delusional behavior has been constant for almost 2 weeks. 

Tish gave me two new bathroom rugs.  And, this is the craziest thing, husband is deathly afraid of the rugs.  He actually cried when he went in to the bathroom.  I now have to keep the rug over the bathtub, unless he is getting out of the tub.  When he steps, (with my assistance), he cringes, and starts to shake.  This is one the oddest things I've noticed about him.  Mind blowing.

All in all, things are moving right along.  Disease is taking full control now.  Who knows when it'll end.  

I actually don't think about "the end" anymore.  It's not a priority.

It's getting through the day that's a priority now.


  1. I can tell that you have a more positive attitude during these hard times. I wish that cop would have known what you were going through and never given you a ticket. Glad you were able to get away even it was hot. I don't like the heat either. HUGS

  2. Haven't "heard" from you in a while. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you and hoping you are doing ok.
    Laralee Pennington

  3. Checking in ...thinking about you ...praying for you all.