October 2007

A Song for Grandpa

by Rundy on October 27, 2007

I wish I was in Carrighfergus Only for nights in Ballygrant I would swim over the deepest ocean, The deepest ocean to be by your side. But the sea is wide and I can’t swim over And neither have I wings to fly If I could find me a handsome boatsman To carry me over […]

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Bathing Grandpa

by Rundy on October 23, 2007

I have taken a more active role in Grandpa’s bathing routine. Before Alzheimer’s’s began debilitating him, he had his own grooming schedule. After Alzheimer’s’s started debilitating him, he had an erratic and faltering grooming schedule. Basically, he took a shower whenever he thought he needed one, and shaved when he felt he really ought. It […]

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Ear Update

by Rundy on October 13, 2007

In somewhat better news, Grandpa seems to have recovered (some or all) from his hearing problem. He didn’t make any announcement to that effect, but I noticed some time this week that I no longer had to raise my voice and lean close for him to hear me–his hearing ability seems to have gone back […]

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The Wheelchair

by Rundy on October 6, 2007

The wheelchair is another milestone. I asked Grandpa’s brother Doug if we could have the wheelchair he had, but no longer needed. (It was used by his ailing and now deceased wife.) We–or should I say Grandpa–don’t desperately need a wheelchair now, but it was clear to me we were beginning to edge into the […]

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