|Dad, lost in his own world. You can see in|
this photo how he leans to the left.
The question I so feared last time I saw Dad ("Will he remember me after not seeing me for almost three weeks?") wasn't really answered. When Sis and I visited him on Friday, Dad was lost in his own world for most of our visit. His responses to our attempts at conversation were one or two words at most. He still smiled, still held my hand, but you could tell he wasn't really engaging.
|The lateral supports on Dad's chair have|
really made a difference in his comfort level.
(Caregivers, take note: we found these lateral supports for Dad's wheelchair on our own. Not one professional in Dad's world mentioned to us that they were available, even though we often discussed the problem of his leaning. The same thing happened with the bolsters he now has on his bed to help keep him from rolling out of bed. Do your own homework, and don't rely solely on the "professionals" to guide you. You must be an advocate for your loved one!)
On a happier note, Sis and I have decided to do another doll house to donate. This one will go to the Memory Care unit to be used for fundraising. I'm looking forward to it. Just wish Dad was well enough to help us with this one.
|Pizza is still a favorite!|