A Tale of Teeth, the Crazy Train Rolls Onward
By Morley Hunt
November 8, 2017 7:59pm CST
And how did you spend your evening? Dealing with elderly parents can be entertaining....it can be exasperating..... Tonight's chapter was no different, At 7:30 PM the first text arrived on my phone. "Do you know where grandpa's teeth are?" My response was.....in his mouth, earlier today! Next text....we are hunting! I suggested the green tooth cup.... No sign of it. Where did you look? Closet, bathroom, dresser, night stand, under bed, under grandpa..... By now I'm .....do you believe we are having this conversation? What was he wearing today? We'll check the laundry. Uncle was here today, call and ask him. Uncles response....have you checked grandpas mouth? Now I'm dying! A short while later I get another text....teeth have been found...they were in the roommates denture cup. I think my daughter and my niece might need some intense therapy after their evening visit with their grandfather. The crazy train continues.....
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• United States
@Morleyhunt So true. I had to take my dad to the walk in clinic due to his fiddling with his hearing aide so much that the hearing aide broke and part of it was stuck in his ear. What fun!!! He has lost 3 and each was $5,000. No more hearing aides for Dad.
• Anniston, Alabama
Tony`s sister had COPD and her mind was going, she was the oldest and 16 years older than Tony, people often asked if she was my mother. When she was being moved from one nursing home to another she GAVE her teeth away, told the nursing home she did not need them give them to someone who did. We drove a 2 hour round trip to get her teeth, at the nurse station. Teeth can be a problem in the nursing homes. Net time check the roommates stuff first
Considering all the things we've searched for in the last couple of years...this is probably the most bizarre. My daughter was with my father...I was 25 miles away....my brother who also go into the "search" was about 10 miles away. I'm not sure who laughed harder. This is a story that will be pulled out from time to time. My daughter and I did a similar search for a missing wallet at a motel a few years ago. We finally took my father to the front desk to report the missing wallet...when....he pulled it out of his pocket.
@LadyDuck I've had that reaction. He called me on Sunday to find out why I hadn't come...hello...I told him I was not going to run that distance more than once a week and I had been there four times already (in four days). He told my brother, I said I was busy and hung up on him....maybe I should do that next time.
Those texts were flying back and forth....then a phone conversation with the brother and more texting. You drove ten hours to talk about poop....your nieces went for an evening visit and may never recover....my daughter shudders as she tells me...I had to TOUCH grandpas teeth.
I'm sure it's quite common. For these two young women....it was a new experience. Apparently they managed to get as far as the elevator before they could no longer contain their amusement. Hysterical laughter as they rode down to the ground floor.