Sunday, April 20, 2014

More, please?

My visit with Dad on Good Friday was really special. He was feeling good, his appetite was good, and he was very social. We had a lovely visit. Once again, though, he was cold. We had him bundled up with his hat on. He won't stop fidgeting with the hat, so it slowly works its way off his head. Ah well, the best laid plans....

One of the aides told me that the day before, Dad emerged from his room (which is right off of the dining area) and announced to the world, "I feel sexy!" One of the aides assured him that he was, indeed, looking good, lol. He does look awful cute in this photo, doesn't he? *big grin*

It's been a long while since Dad took any pleasure in his old standby: chocolate. He made up for it on Good Friday. He ate a package of Tastykakes (a long-time love of his) with, of course, chocolate milk. Must be the Easter bunny's influence. :)

P.S. Yes, he's got a bit of a shiner. I think he liked mine so much he got one for himself. Not sure how he got it. Memory Care staff thinks it's because he's been rubbing his eye, but that doesn't seem likely from the looks of it.


6 comments:

  1. Good days are the best and at that time Easter chocolate would be especially hard to refuse. I hope he will have an awesome week. Hugs to him and to you xo

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  2. Cynthia I just came across your blog about Alzheimer.. My mother died of A in 2006 the best we can figure she had it at least 12 yrs. She was in assisted Living the last 6. They always called when she fell. She couldn't talk and didn't know me but was most always happy. I was so happy about that. It wasn't a fancy place but they kept her clean and fed. I was there a lot and if something needed to be done I made sure they did it. I don't think they liked seeing me pull in the parking lot. I was really expecting her to die of pneumonia but she actually starved to death. We didn't want anything artificial keeping her alive. It was hard to watch. Now my Dad is in AL much fancier place and twice the price. He has slight dementia but just can't get around or do for himself anymore. My heart goes out to you. It never gets any better but like you I always was thankful for the good times. God Bless You

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  3. I love your blog and yes he does look so cute :) glad he had a good day.

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