Author: nurtureyrheart

Mom, Wife, Grandma, Full-time Elder-Care giver; Multi-media Artist, Word-Smith


that every day offers opportunities to….


Yesterday held a lot of memories. The two year anniversary of Mom’s passing. Grateful for the peace we felt that day as we all gathered together sharing memories, love and gratitude for her and each other. I really miss her a lot.

On another note: His beard is gone. He looks so different and I’m not sure if he doesn’t look a few years younger without the extra hair! He enjoyed the shock in our faces when he walked through the door after visiting the barbershop. He thought it was pretty cool to see how one of his sons reacted during their nightly Facetime chat. I think he likes his new “look.” We’ll see if he wants to try to shave daily or go back to the shop for a weekly shave. He hasn’t made up his mind yet.



New med seems to be helping. No night terrors or hallucinations. He’s slept 2 nights in a row without any disruptions. He’s also liking the fact that he only has to take 4 meds at night instead of 5 now. He’s taking daily walks now that the weather has turned really nice and is enjoying spending a little time outside. He checks the garden area daily for changes and is thrilled to watch the birds empty the feeders daily.


What good habits will you grow today?


Sleep was much better last night… hoping the lightheadedness he had yesterday will not be present today. We got a short walk in, spent a little more time outside — before returning to the house. No worries yesterday about previous personal historical events. So that was good.


Where will your leap of faith lead you today?


all the testing came back clear… so whatever was going on has cleared itself up… A discussion with his dr yesterday created a new plan of action — with a change of meds, so hopefully, we’ll see some good things come from the change as far as his nights go in the next few days. He is resting comfortably now, and we have high hopes for a good day.


Seek the beauty in the world around you today. 

It seems that he’s still hung up on a few events from his past. Another flurry of conversations regarding a document and thoughts that there’s just something that’s not quite right. He did tell another part of the longer story around the main event, and he does have all those details correct. He’s still thinking it happened just a few day ago. He can’t seem to grasp that it happened 50+ years ago and everyone associated with the event is as old or older than he is and wouldn’t have much recollection of that specific moment any longer.

We did make a quick trip to the dr’s office for a possible UTI, but that has been initially ruled out. Still waiting on the culture results. He has an ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday to check for a blockage and a referral to a urologist here in the area (this has been a problem previously). We’ve requested copies of his records from the doctor he saw last year so we can get those into his records here. The dr was really sweet with Dad and he appreciated her thoughtfulness and kindness while he was in the office.