Sunday, August 30, 2009

Going down hill this week

Bob is going down hill this week, we took him to BK as he always likd it there and had "his" table and 3 trips to refil his drinks. We wanted to see how much he would remember again, must have been a month or more since we were there.
He did not know his corner table, did not know how to use the machine to get his drink.
Managed to eat a hamburger and then decided that he did not want another drink- all unusual stuff.
He was annoyed that Peter was with us.
Peter is very much a talker with arms,legs and feet.
That annoyed him.
He also told Rhonda to shut up.
She said "that is a bad word Dad, reminding him that he did not allow her to say that when she was little." He looked at her again and said :Shut up!
By evening we sat around the kitchen table , son, daughter myself and dad. He became calm, let us talk, did not know what we were saying but sat there staring at me.
If I got up he would follow me with his stare.
We went to bed before Rhonda was leaving and he was not happy. Asked me : Who?Who?

Today he looks tired and not well, he walked to 5th Avenue again and I had to rescue him , I am hoping that the4 dark sky is going to give us tons of rain so he will stay inside for the rest of the day.
I want to laugh so ordered Blazing Saddles from Netflix but I can't sit and watch until he is trying to sit next to me.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Oh I am so sorry J!! I truly hate alzheimers! I have seen what you are seeing but not to someone so close to me. My father was somewhere between beginning and middle stages. Chris' gparents I saw it all. You are AMAZING I hope you know and I am so glad your kids are so supportive and wonderful. Big hugs to you!!!

Jeannot said...

Thank you for your lovely note of support. It is midnight and I had to come out of the bed. I am so angry with him. He is not falling asleep and he is absolutely mean tonight. So I come to the computer to unwind and get rid of the anger.
People have no idea what one gtoes through.

Unknown said...

I understand. My downtime to relax is on the computer sometimes too. The computer NORMALLY doesn't back talk or throw fits. :)

Jeannot said...

You know it! My problem is a 2 year old with tantrums, we go backwards in this house.