Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What A Difference A Day Makes

I slept straight through seven hours and then another couple for good measure. So I feel better.

When I went to bed last night Dad was pretty happy and was even reading some of the news banner on the cable TV to me. He kept moving his foot under the cover and I finally figured out he was trying to tell me he was hot. What he said was a variation of "I can't get out." I don't really know how I know that he meant he was hot. So I removed his blanket.

I checked him when I first arose and since he was asleep I headed for my exercise room and got in nearly an hour. I was surprised to find him up when I finished. He was really upset and angry and would not speak except to tell me to "get out of here." I finally managed to get him changed and the bed made. But he wouldn't eat anything. I got a little juice down him.

I think he's hurting but it is only a guess.

I am about done with my normal 2 loads of laundry and sitting on the porch a minute by myself before I try to get him to eat some lunch. He was fast asleep the last time I checked him so I will not wake him.

A friend called this morning and told me about his father-in-law who has Alzheimer's. He was kicked out of 3 homes and had actually entered hospice care. My friend told me this morning though that the new doctor had removed 5 drugs and the man has had a dramatic change and even now remembers my friend and others in his family. Undoubtedly the drugs had caused problems that were mistakenly blamed on the disease.

The weather forecaster says we might hit our first 100 of the season today. It is unusual that we have been spared so long.

I feel really bad for the miners trapped in the mine in Utah and their families. I am praying they are okay.


steflovesnonna said...

Thanks so much for the Anne Morrow tip. I looked her up and found some really great quotes.

"Don't wish me happiness-I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor-I will need them all."

"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after." (hehehe)

"I feel we are all islands - in a common sea."

Thanks so much I really like these. I actualy have a collection of quotes. A 20 page word document with quotes that i like and I will have to add her in there. Thanks so much this is really great.

flintysooner said...

She was a remarkable woman and only died in 2001. She was only 23 when she married and soloed the next year so she could fly with her famous husband. At one time or another I think i have given all the women in my life a copy of "A Gift From The Sea." I hope you get a chance to read it. I really enjoy it still.

steflovesnonna said...

No Larry the cable guy sorry. haha I plan on getting it at the library. When I spend my day there sometime soon before I go back to school. Thanks again. And I want to know if you like Lion King. I wont let it rest- you must see it. :) I bet your dad would watch it with you!

~Betsy said...

Your dad goes up and down the way my mom does. It's so hard to guess what's next.

Your first 100 degrees of the season? That surprises me for Oklahoma. Global warming? I think not.