SundayMotivation

what are you looking for?

Be a seeker of the best there is.

CAREGIVER NOTE:

He loved helping with the canning yesterday. He filled a full canner’s worth of bottles. He was still talking about it just before bedtime. He wants to help with the process again tomorrow. Now to find some other things for him to do since canning season will be a short one this year.

altitude adjustments

Adjust the altitude of your attitude.  Look up.  

CAREGIVER NOTE:
The “worry” cloud was back overnight, but an earlier phone call kept things from getting too out of hand. He was complaining of some discomfort in his hip — but some of that was to be anticipated since he was refusing to use the walker for most of the day.

a pause

Take a moment and …..

CAREGIVER NOTE:

I think the 4 wheel walker scares him a bit. He took about three steps and stopped and pushed it away. He’d rather hug a wall or the furniture to get from point A to point B. By the end of the day his hip was sore again and the limp very pronounced. Any mention of using either walker was met with a growl and push back.

He’s been up and down for most of the night with some vivid dreaming and talking, so I’m sure he will be initiating another discussion about his being able to drive and have access to the keys at some point today. We were able to redirect the conversation a bit last night, but he’s not ready to let it go or move on to other options that are available.

One positive for the day: He says he likes living here. Doesn’t want that to change.

be deliberate

Be deliberate in the choices that bring about change.

CAREGIVER NOTE:
Much better day and night. Much quieter, and not quite so anxious. Thankfully, there was not a repeat of the night before. No bad dreams overnight. He was pretty reserved and the dreams were enough to scare him and not want to go to bed last night. I let him share his concerns and worries. The suggestion I shared for help moving past the dream, seemed to work last night.

He is enjoying his flower garden and the new blooms he sees along the drive and his chore of watering them is something he looks forward to. Now if the birds would come to his feeder, I think he’ll be even more content until his dog comes home for good in late September.