Best day yet

Keep going because YOU CAN DO IT!

Not sure if this is meant for Dad or for us as caregivers, but the last 24 hours are keepers! No sundowning yesterday or sleep issues last night. He wanted to take 2 walks outside, which did happen — and from the discussion we had while he tooled along, he’s anxious to prove he can get rid of the walker sooner rather than later. The walker will always be his friend from this point forward, but I’m glad he’s thinking of something positive to look forward to rather than some other things he has referred to previously.

He enjoyed the Boost drink his doctor ordered yesterday, so hopefully, he’ll continue to drink at least one or two a day for the next while in hopes of helping to put a few extra pounds on. He does love his chocolate bars. I’m guessing we need to make another trip to the store to pick up a few to keep on hand.

Here’s to another good day.

words…

Shift the dynamics of the day with the words you use.

June 21st, Day 11 – PT, Shower and Shave were the order for the day. We got all by the shave in. I think he’s missing the whiskers he wore for the last 3 years. Flexibility is the key word for us at the moment. He really gets along with the Physical therapist and there were a few stories exchanged during the 40 minute session. Thankfully, he gets along with the CNA as well…

expectations

What awesomeness will you discover today?

There’s always something good to find in the day. Despite the near sleepless nights, the longer days and having to be more flexible with some routines; the adjustment is going pretty smoothly for all of us.
Last night was a difficult night — not much sleep. But thankfully, no night terrors or “escape” attempts because he wasn’t sure of where he was.

We heard lots of stories from days gone by over the long weekend. Stories that took place all over the US and a few foreign countries — with lots of family stories interspersed here and there.

He asked questions. Got some of the answers he needed to satisfy his curiosity. Took a couple of longer walks. He also snuck in an “unauthorized” walk without the walker over the weekend. Thankfully, no falls.

Still working on finding the balance for a few things caregiver wise.