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A light day for politics talk – family matters intervene

I probably won’t be discussing much politics today, because I’ll be visiting and/or keeping an eye on my grandfather most of the day. He’s in getting ready for surgery on his prostate tomorrow, and the family feels that with his Alzheimer’s, it’s for the best we keep him under 24/7 watch, and we’re using a combo of family members and personal support workers to do that. I have my shift to watch him today in the early morning (8:30am – 3 pm), part of the day with my cousin, part of it on my own, to talk to him, keep him occupied, and make sure nothing bad happens (or if it does, we at least are there to immediately call one of the hospital staff).

Hopefully, all goes well – both for me in that nothing dramatic happens on my watch – and for his surgery, which happens Tuesday evening. Hopefully he comes through it ok and we can get him back to the retirement home by the end of the week. Other then his Alzheimers and this condition he’s getting operated for, he’s pretty healthy for being 85 yrs old, so we’re hopeful that will aid him in getting through this procedure ok.


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