I can't get into my MSN cauze I can't remember my dang password for the life of me......and then they want to send it to my MSN email, which I need, guess what, THE PASSWORD to get into!?!?!!! *sigh*
anyway back to the topic. I think this will be hard obviously, as it's my dad and I hate watching this happen whether or not he lives in my house. The bottom line is, it's not safe for him to be alone anymore, even a few minutes or anything. He still smokes, and he does things now like forget to turn off the water in the sink. I feel it's only a matter of time till it's a forgotten cigarette somewhere.
He's worse when he's sick, he's also had a lot of stomach issues in the last month. I really think it's something more than whatever's just going around, but he's been to the ER twice in the last month and all they do is rehydrate him and send him home--they did do a cat scan of his head and found nothing the first time, this last time (XMas Day) they did a chest xray and found nothing. He was supposed to have the scope test where they look at your stomach, but he won't go do it.
He was supposed to go back to a doctor the day after X-mas but they are waiting around for him to be able to get into my brother's doctor who is out of town till after New Year's I guess.
He is at the moment doing better--does not seem disoriented, eating, drinking, still taking the anti-nausea pills though, only has one left, seems to still NEED them.
I wish they would actually try to figure out WHY.
My friend's a nurse, has pretty much always worked with the nursing home population, says he is getting some form of dementia obviously, and with the stomach symptoms I've described and his past history of ulcers and stuff, she wouldn't be surprised at all if he's got stomach cancer. (I kind of think HE wouldn't either and that has a lot to do with his refusal to see a doctor.) He's lost a scary amount of weight, I can't look at him in a short sleeve shirt.....
Off topic again---ZZ turned the big TWO in October. He now informs you of this by holding up 2 fingers happily saying 'two'. His word today is "Ga-GAYKUM!" which is his way of trying to say 'salaam alaikum.' His Arabic vocabulary, taught by ME, now consists of "batrik" (penguin) "bossa" (kisses) and "Ga-GAYKUM"
I told DH he HAS to take over because now I've taught him EVERYTHING I KNOW
He's bonding with his sister, he has tried to feed her chips and give her a binky via my belly-button. ("Hi, Fo-fee, want chip?)
He asks at least once daily "bee-bo?" (bellybutton) then he says "Fo-fee" (sophie) and kisses my bellybutton then says "hug?" then he lays his head on my tummy to 'hug' his sister.
He hasn't felt her yet, but he did see her on "TV" which he will tell people about ("Te-wy" "Fo-fee TV") Teri's my midwife, and well, the ultrasound thing does look like TV! This was a couple weeks ago now, she did a US just so my mom and ZZ could see for a couple minutes, my Sophia was sucking away on a couple fingers and she's got my ZZ's mouth!
I'm not sure what happened, but SOMEHOW we got down to THREE WEEKS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so they are happy