Sunday, April 30, 2017

His time is growing short.

Gary sleeps....a lot.  I visited him yesterday morning right after breakfast.  He was sound asleep in the living area of his Memory Care Unit.  One of the angels told me that he had eaten a donut and promptly fell asleep leaving the rest of his breakfast uneaten.  That was around 8:10 am. Elvis was signing "if we never meet again this side of Heaven" and many other gospel songs.  I wondered how much I will sit and listen to him sleep in the near future. I sat with him until I had to go to the dentist at 11:30.  Other than breathing, he did not move.

Earlier in the week, our long-time friend Susan visited again from North Carolina.  These pics were taken:

Susan is so good at understanding that the communication is one way. She held his hand and talked to him about old times and things we had done together while I fed him a hot dog and potato chips.  He stared at her just like in the picture.  He was VERY awake but mostly unresponsive.  We discussed later that we are not sure what he thinks or if he is thinking.  He just stares and holds on tightly to whoever is holding his hand.

After church today I stopped by and spent some time walking him (and other residents) in the hallway of the Assisted Living Side of the facility.  It was 86 degrees outside and way too hot to walk them outside.  After a few laps, we took them to the shaded porch outside.  He slept the entire time.  I trimmed his nails and then left and went to Costco.

His time is growing short.  I feel it.  I know it. 

1 comment:

  1. I know what your going thru. Always one way communication. I lost my husband at the young age of 64. I feel blessed we were married for 43 1/2 years