jmgoyder

wings and things

Sad sunset

on April 6, 2013

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I have been trying so hard lately to be positive, but tonight, a nurse rang me asking me to try and convince Ants to take his pills. Eventually my voice on his phone worked and the nurse was able to give him his pills.

Ants was distressed and confused and aggro: this scared me.

What a wonderful nurse to ring me like that. I am so relieved to know that Ants is okay in this nursing lodge, but I am constantly anxious for him now that the dementia is happening.

Ants is coming home for the afternoon tomorrow so I’ve invited a few friends. Oh I so hope it all works out!

[Note to blogfriends: I can’t keep up with reading blogs at the moment, but will catch up soon.]


50 responses to “Sad sunset

  1. What does aggro mean?

  2. If you can calm him over the phone, that is a relief. Poor Ants – your are lucky with the nursing lodge though. Here’s to a good afternoon with him and friends tomorrow.

  3. That photo is stunning. Is it from your garden?

    Sorry that it is all so hard for you. Wish I could help.

  4. lucewriter says:

    What a blessing that he’s where a nurse would call you for that. xo

  5. hope tomorrow goes well — and your blog friends understand–we will not forsake you for loss of a like or comment

  6. FlaHam says:

    Julie, You just hang in there, take the joys as some may seem and keep them close to you…. Take care, Bill

  7. I hope you have a wonderful visit. It is comforting to know the nurse called you, and he responded to your voice.

  8. This must be stressful….but hope the day goes well… we all have those times when it’s hard to keep up with the reading and commenting etc…just take care of ‘you’ too….Diane

  9. tootlepedal says:

    Good grief, you have other things to worry about rather than read blogs. Don’t apologise.

  10. Robyn Lee says:

    Good luck tomorrow Juilie ~ sending lots of love – through hard times and smiles too x

  11. terry1954 says:

    i hope the visit goes well Julie

  12. Holding you in my heart that tomorrow goes well. When you have trouble being positive and if you remember, there’s a stranger out here who’s holding you in her positive thoughts, that each day is met with the okay acceptance of what ever is happening, and if it’s “not positive” that it passes quickly and is replaced with a smile, laugh, or something else easily available. FWIW I mean this and thank you for your support of my stuff. Your friend, Paulette

  13. viveka says:

    Dot’t worry about our posts and blogs …. you take care of yourself and I think it’s great that there is people coming around tomorrow .. then its not only you and him .. you will be able to relax … and don’t break anything on the taxi driver, please.

  14. elizabeth says:

    With my mum Julie we crush her pills and put then into her custard or yogurt. With the dementia she can’t swallow pills. Maybe something like this would help Ants? Sorry for your sadness. ((Hugs))

  15. I’m sorry that Anthony gets anxious; that is the hardest part when they are scared and anxious. My husband’s grandmother would get like that every now and again. I am thinking of you and hope that the next sunset will be a happier one. Big Hugs!

  16. Yes it is good the nurse rang you and that after talking to you he took his pills, my mum sometimes has a problem getting dad to take his meds he gets tired of taking tablets every day and tells mum he doesn’t think he needs all of them………………the ones for his feet are the ones he always says he doesn’t need then he will end up with very sore feet and unable to stand or walk and at night the pain will keep him awak…………….

  17. Lynda says:

    Julie, I understand. It has been hard for me to keep up with my friends posts too. Just take care of yourself and know that we care so very much! xo

  18. sbcallahan says:

    oh great just when i was going to post my best stuff, you quit reading! lol:) seriously you have to take care of you. i am sorry that anthony is moving into the unknown and your mom’s situation on top of everything. i don’t know how you do it. you are amazing and an inspiration.

  19. Take care of yourself Julie

  20. bluebee says:

    Stunning photo, Julie.

  21. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Julie, so so much going on. Fancy having to deal with a call like that – it only had me wonder, I wonder how often you have to deal with that.

    Julie, a hug.

    A lovely photo, by the way.

  22. Judith says:

    Hang in there. Things are reaching a meltdown stage, but they’re not as bad as they look. It’s just another step, and you’ll figure out how to handle it. It’s no fun, but it’s part of the process. And if you take a step back, you can make it work.

  23. That photo looks like a postcard! Amazing!

  24. Kozo says:

    {{{hugs}}} Julie. I’m following your advice and not giving advice, but you didn’t say anything about giving hugs, so here is another one: {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  25. Trisha says:

    What a beautiful sunset! I’m sorry it was a sad one.

  26. victoriaaphotography says:

    It’s OK to be negative too, Julie.
    Yes/No.
    Give/take.
    Noise/silence.
    Yin/Yang.
    Life is full of opposites – doesn’t mean that one or the other is right or wrong – Just Different to the Other.

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