My laddo - nearly 4 months on

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by sammyb, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. sammyb

    sammyb Registered User

    Sep 19, 2007
    126
    Nottingham
    Hallo everyone. It seems ages since I was writing here. Slowly but surely my laddo has made some improvements. He continues to lie in a darkened room all day and with no noise at all. His occupation is doing absolutely nothing at all!! He is now able to feed himself although his staple diet remains weetabix, sugar, milk and fortisips - nothing else at all. He is now able to wash his face (but no chance of getting him in the shower yet!)and he is starting to potter about a little bit upstairs although only to the loo and back. I can't push him to improve, it all comes from him when the time is right for him - it is almost as if something clicks in his brain. It was wonderful the day he suddenly took the bowl of weetabix from me and started to feed himself. I went downstairs and cried! It seems there might be a secondary diagnosis coming in - post operative cognitive dysfunction - which would account for the dramatic change in him from before the operation and his slow improvement in some things. It seems operations aren't very good for people with underlying AD. His speech is coming back well, depending on the time of day, and sometimes he can be witty again which is lovely for me because I do miss that side of him. His memory has improved too. He's had a cold recently and that set him back again but overall an improvement. However, when the sun goes down it is always pyjama time so I look forward to summer when he might not go to be until 10pm. Tucked up snuggly under his duvet at 5.30pm just doesn't seem quite right!

    Love from Sammyb
     
  2. christine_batch

    christine_batch Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    3,388
    Buckinghamshire
    Dear Sammy,
    So nice to hear from you and your news about your laddo.
    Lets hope he continues daily to surprise you and make you very happy with each achievement he is able to do.
    Love to you both
    Christine
     
  3. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Sammy, so wonderful to hear from you again. I'm so glad your laddo is making progress.

    All credit to you for your care and patience. You are a star.

    Love,
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,568
    Kent
    Good to hear your news Sammy. Thank you for the update.
    Love xx
     
  5. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Well done Sammy,from the bsound of it you are feeling a bit better about things.a big improvement for mi lado,and i sincerely hope he continues to improve.am thrilled for you both.love elainex
     

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