Whew, a very rough couple of days.
Husband has slipped so badly these last few days.
The other morning, I had to run to the grocery store and left him with Kristen. When I got home, she told me that right after I had left, he had taken his clothes off and asked her what to do with his clothes. That really shook her up. She was crying as she told me. She got him dressed, again, but, he was so confused as to why she was dressing him.
I went to check the mail and instead of walking, I took the car. Our mailboxes are at the front of the complex and we live in the back. It was bitter cold and windy, so I took the car. I was gone for maybe 5 minutes. When I walked in the door, husband had come out of Kristen's bedroom. I asked him what he was doing and he said he had been looking for me. Thank goodness I hadn't been gone any longer or else he may have tried to get out the front door.
It's getting scary.
This morning at breakfast, I put his food in front of him. Now, when I do this, I have to show him his food, tell him what it is and put the fork or spoon in his hand. When I do this, I also have to close his hand around the silverware. This morning was no different. I went back into the kitchen, loaded dishes in the dishwasher, tidied up and finally got my breakfast. When I went back into the dining room (about 10 minutes later), there he was, still sitting there, fork in hand, staring at the ceiling.
Our dog, Snowball, loves to get on husband's bed in the morning and lick him. This morning, as Snowball was doing this, I asked husband what the dog's name was. It took him some minutes, then he said, very softly, "Snowball?"
The "Holding Pattern" has lifted.
Time to put my seat belt on and find those big girl pants again.
I may be in for a rough ride.