Another Twist of the Kaleidoscope
By Morley Hunt
October 1, 2016 3:52pm CST
In the last year my life has gone through many changes. It's about to change again. Last November my mother became ill and was to spend one night in the hospital. My father came home (just for overnight) with me, so I could bring him back to the hospital in the morning. Ten days later, my mother was brought home, and my overnight guest left as well. A week later, my mother went back into the hospital and my father came back to my house.....again, just for a night. Subsequently, my mother passed away. My father did not want to return to the family home without my mother. Suddenly, my overnight guest, was a permanent resident. Now, a year later, he will be moving to a senior's residence. If life is compared to a kaleidoscope, every slight turn or shift changes our view dramatically. My kaleidoscope, just shifted again.
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• El Paso, Texas
Maybe he isn't able to make logical choices anymore @Morleyhunt if you feel it isn't the right thing for him to do then perhaps it would be in his best interest for you to step in and discourage the move. I was slow to realize that mom suffered from dementia, I'd spent so much time with her that I missed the subtle signs that she was no longer making wise choices.
@rebelann he doesn't qualify for long term care....he doesn't really need assisted living....but he doesn't seem to have a governor....if he starts to choke, he keeps on eating. If he's out walking, he charges blindly ahead....now he suddenly thinks he doesn't need a walker. If he does something foolish, he will qualify for long term care. This is probably best. Now I need to step back.
• United States
odd how that tends to work out, eh? i know that when my step-dad passed 'n my momma needed surgery her stay here with me 'twas to be jest 'til she recovered. she couldn't bear livin' 't her house neither :( so's stayed here with 's fer nearly 3 years. i hope that yer dad 'tis content with movin' to that seniors residence, hon. beautiful quilt! i'm gonna try me one 'f those one 'f these days :) big hugs!!