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I had a little chat with my mom last night and got some of the details going on with my grandfather. It wasn’t the most cheerful call as you might expect.  I’m not going to go into everything I heard, but it appears the doctor who examined him suspects he might have had a mini-stroke on Thursday… and his behaviour and mental faculties  has deteriorated in the past 3 months.  I think they are going to try and get him into a retirement home in the next 6 weeks.

I was a bit upset last night. Today, I’ve just been … glum.

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  • knb

    I understand glum Scott. My Mom died 2 days before Mother’s Day, in 1990. She was 54. This time of year, it just creeps up and I’m glum.

    As I’ve said, my grand-dad, had Alzeimer’s too, and eventually, my Dad (his son) put him in a home. It was a good thing, a sad thing, but it was the right thing to do.

    Dignity is so important isn’t it? It’s what we do not want to lose. We don’t though, even if afflicted with these diseases. Dignity lies in how we’ve lived our lives. That counts. I think what we deserve in the end, is respect for that and respect for who we are now.

    Love him Scott, don’t be sad. He deserves and needs, love. You can be sad when he’s not here, and even then, move to appreciate him. He’s here now and he needs love, not sorrow.

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