wings and things


on January 28, 2016

Lately Anthony has been more asleep than awake and yesterday was one of those days. I arrived in the afternoon to find him slumbering peacefully in his armchair, so I shook him awake and growled, “Wake up, Ants!” His eyes snapped open – wide and glazed, then closed again as if to say, oh it’s only you.

One of the carers dropped in to tell me he had been too sleepy to eat lunch so she heated it up and brought it in. I proceeded to feed Ants; he seemed incapable of keeping his eyes open, but his mouth opened automatically at the touch of the spoon. “Open your eyes, Ants!” I admonished from time to time and, eventually, having eaten an entire meal with his eyes closed, he did.

Anthony: Jules.

Me: Yes, it’s me. Don’t get too excited!

Anthony: Sweet.

Two hours, two words – but when I gave him my hand, he clutched it, then stroked it as if it were a cat – two hands.

When I left to come home, Ants was falling asleep again.





18 responses to “Sleepyhead!

  1. Terry says:

    Reminds me of Alt

  2. Terry says:

    Reminds me of Al , all the sleeping

  3. Judy says:

    It wasn’t a slumber party, for sure. Punning aside – I know how very much you miss interacting with him. How difficult this must be!
    Thinking of you.

  4. mimijk says:

    And you are all that and more

  5. susanpoozan says:

    Glad you get such a sweet reaction.

  6. Vicki says:

    Isn’t it a joy to know your presence is so very comforting to him (even though he may not be able to express much and keeps his eyes closed).

    Its almost like Groundhog Day for 2 Kindred Spirits. 🙂

  7. Sleepy can also mean at peace.

  8. judyrutrider says:

    It must make it a bit easier to leave him when he’s sleeping peacefully.

  9. Sounds like nan, many days she is more asleep then awake but when she senses the spoon near her mouth she opens her mouth

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