Mumbles… home care

I am taking a minute or two to write down a few thoughts and feelings but thought I would start with a Mumble. My Dad made it home after a full week in the hospital. His pneumonia is cleared up but he is still having some issues with confusion and memory. So he was sent home only with the understanding that someone would be there 24/7 for a couple of weeks. I take the over-night shift and we use a home care service for the other 12 hours of the day. Not a nursing staff, just someone to help out with trying to keep him mobile off and on throughout the day, meals and keeping an eye out for further confusion issues. This is only day two so there has not been much improvement yet. He just asked me yesterday if my younger self had been there a minute ago…. that is kind of impossible. I so hate the thought of him getting dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it was hard watching my Mother-in-law going through it I don’t know if I have the strength to do it again.

I am slowly trying to get back to my reading and writing. I have seven daily prompts to do and LOTS of reading to catch up on. Dad however does not have Wi-Fi so I am limited to daytime activity. I am so used to doing Word Press at night I am not sure the muses will accommodate my daytime words. LOL So bear with me… I will get to those old post and eventually the new ones. I didn’t want you all to think I ran away. Have a good day/night… (((HUGS)))

12 thoughts on “Mumbles… home care”

  1. No need to explain, nor worry about reading blogs, posting or prompts. Don’t even worry about my blog. I must admit your writing will be missed, but I will patiently wait for your muses to inspire you no matter how long it takes.

    Your father and his health comes first. I hope this isn’t dementia rearing its ugly head. I have many friends who have had to go through this painful slow loss. Wishing all the best for your father. And please, make sure to look after yourself, we tend to forget our own needs when we are tending to our parents needs. Bless you and your father.

    1. I am not sure how to respond to such kind words! Thank you Drew! I am doing what I can for me today…. including escaping into some words here and watching a little college football as the season has started again. Once again, THANK YOU!

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