Post by drbill on Oct 25, 2023 10:29:25 GMT -6
Going through the process of watching Lewy Body Dementia take its toll has been hard over the past number of years... my only concern and reason for posting is I am concerned my own behavior and language used here amongst valued colleagues and dear friends might cause any one else any discomfort.
Grief sometimes affects how we behave, and I would be ashamed of myself for hurting another person when it were definitely not my intention.
I totally get this Ward, and I don't think you need to worry. We all get "off" at times. And I completely get your distress. It takes time. I've been through it a couple times now....
We are days away from my Father-In-Law passing. Dementia, Alzheimers, heart failure and kidney failure. They have taken him off all his normal meds and have him on morphine mostly. With another med for "agitation". He has lost his normal mental acuity at this point. I just saw an interview with Don Randi (old friend / mentor / wrecking crew) talking about his last session with Glen Campbell and his Alzheimers progression. Heartbreaking.
I'm sad I didn't have the opportunity to say "goodbye" in person with my FIL as I've been laid up with the broken foot. Yesterday I got the OK to start hobbling and learning to walk again, so if opportunity permits, I'd like to go see him - but I know he's not really there anymore. That's the hard part. Dementia and Alzheimers SUCKS!!!! This has been extremely hard on my wife, but she is a better person than I and she's getting through it.
Loosing your own father is hard, and my prayers are still with you. I remember that one pic you posted on IG of you with your father and it was a super cool one......