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I went off on Bug today. Not in an angry manner, I started crying.

I told her that I would like nothing more than to stop my own world and take care of our grandfather. But with my life right now, that's impossible.

I'm there when I am able.

He told me tonight to go live my life and not worry about him, he can take care of himself. (He says as my mother is feeding him his dinner.)

I told him that I didn't worry about him, I worried about my life, being with him gave me a break from the rest of the insanity.

He grinnned. I said "I love you". He said "I love you too honey".

These last two days have been GOOD days for him. He knows who is there, he can take himself to the bathroom with little supervision from us (gotta watch as he could fall even with the walker).

We sat down today with a company from West Chester who provides home care givers. We had a long talk with them. Mom and I that is. We are looking to supplement us to give us time away. So it looks as if though we may have someone for Mon - Wed from like 10 to 4:30. That lets Billy plop down for a nap. They only ask that whoever is taking over arrive by 4 pm so that we can talk over his day with her. Not a problem from my view point.

The other four days we will be there. And we have had volunteers from his friends and even my Nana's baby sister.

If we can get a set schedule of coverage for him - that would be superb. I would feel so much better.

I grabbed his last bank statement to check his account balance in his checking (the man has bank accounts out the wahoo). I about fell over. I have more than enough to cover his bills and to pay for the home health person.


I got to sign for everything - the joys of POA. He's basically told me to take over. Seriously, he said it to me on Friday last week, he said he's not able to sign and that I can do it for him.

Why yes, yes I can. Because HE made it so. TG for small favors.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 20th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC)
Lemme know if y'all still need the carpet cleaner...

May. 21st, 2004 03:21 am (UTC)
As the man said to you on the phone, we'll let you know as soon as painting is done. I know of a couple of spots that need it badly.
May. 20th, 2004 06:00 pm (UTC)
getting old is no fun :-(
May. 21st, 2004 03:23 am (UTC)
No, its not. But think about it. He's lived 97 years, taking care of himself and living by himself for the last 5. He has never been to a dr (except military - that's manditory; and eye & dentist).

How many people can say that they have lived that long and been as active and as vibrant and as everything that he has been! Including having his mind until this medicine thingy and stuff. We are off to the dr on Fri to talk with the dr about this hallucination, etc.

I don't know if I want to live as long as he has, but if I were still pretty healthy, vibrant, and active - oh hell yeah!
May. 21st, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
oh yeah me too! that's nice being that old and still active :-)

when i went to a fortune teller she told me i'll live til i'm 93! not bad eh?
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