I arrived quite early, and was able to help one of the senior staff was and dress Lionel ready for the day. However breakfast was a no-no, and for a good hour he would not let me attempt to shave him.
Wanted him looking his best. Old schoolfriends were visiting, and it was so lovely that he recognised his friend, who was also Lionel's "best man" many years ago.
Ate a good lunch and then slept for most of the afternoon. Looked peaceful though.
Attaching todays latest picture. He looks so much older than his friends now.
You are so patient and resourceful, I am glad you managed to get Lionel spruced up in the end, and how wonderful that he recognised his friend!
I know comparisons are almost always painful, but I hope you will be able to treasure the memory of a good day today.
Best wishes! C.
How lovely for his friend that Lionel recognized him, and what good friends they are to keep contact. It must be so good for you.
Lionel does seem to have lost more weight.
It doesn`t get any easier does it.
Hello Connie, that's good news about Lionel's change of mood towards you. So glad his friends were able to come along today. Things always feel a bit better when other people take an interest. Kind regards, Deborah
Went to care home with two friends. We all met on a holiday 12 years ago, and,once again they are so devoted to Lionel, and really care. Lots and lots of cards (Nothing from his daughter or son of course).
The morning went quite well, but Lionel is gradually becoming too rigid to saty in his chair too long.
I had to request that Lionel was put on his bed after he had his lunch.
We could not make him comfortable. In the end he was lying across his bed.
He did rally a little, and tried to blow the candles out.
He was also in tears a lot of the time. (I have a feeling that he had a flash of rememberence, and therefore knew things were not good)
But he did have a sip of champagne and actually hugged me. It felt so good.