Find the good.
He was feeling good enough to go out to dinner last evening – his suggestion. Not sure if his meal disagreed with his digestive tract or what… but lots of tummy troubles overnight. Hopefully, the meds will work and today will be a more normal sort of day. Once again, he doesn’t want to rely on the walker for support, even though he has noticed that his gait is much smoother when he does use it and his hip is less likely to be bothering him at the end of the day. Hoping to get 2 trips around the cul-de-sac in today since we missed out yesterday.
Plant seeds of kindness, gratitude, joy, love and hope every day.
With gratitude, notice the “miracles” taking place in your life today.
Sundowning seems to be a little more frequent now. Thankfully, the agitation hasn’t been too profound or hard to shift and refocus on other things the past few days. Grateful for that in so many ways.
Hang in there. It is worth it.
and celebrate your successes of the moment, hour, day, week, month & year.
Don’t get stuck… try something new today.
Positives for the day: Making super progress with the PT. Sounds like they’ll be releasing him in 3 weeks. No word yet on his being able to navigate stairs yet. We’ll be discussing that with the PT that is coming today. He enjoys watering the container garden. AND watching the birds come to the feeder and I was able to finally “catch” a pic of the Jay that’s found the feeder. He’s hoping to get up early enough on a morning that the Jay comes to feed. He’s eating well, has a sense of humor and has been willing to take walks nearly every day outside.
Hallucinations overnight. Grateful he’s had a couple of weeks reprieve from them. Lights are now on as he believes that will keep the visitors away. He didn’t seem as upset as he has been on previous nights, thankfully. No yelling at them other than a relatively quiet, “go away” before turning on the bedroom light. A night light doesn’t provide enough illumination for him to feel comfortable.
Let hope be your guide today.
That worry is still niggling (his word) at him. He was pretty quiet and sort of withdrawn. Hoping today will be a better day and he’ll feel a little more at peace about things.
Keep it going today.
Confusion mingled with worry. Just letting him talk it out seemed to help diffuse the worry. Still pretty confused with time and year… but hopefully, today will be a better day and it won’t be “niggling” at him as he likes to say.
Celebrate it & notice the multiplicity of moments you experience today.
Do and be your absolute best every day.