I am so sorry to hear about John. My thoughts are with you. I know what you are going through as Peter is in the same position.
My prayers and thoughts are with you both. Love from Christine
There's no change over the last couple of days, still asleep most of the time and having difficulty walking. The charge nurse and I walked him down the corridor to his room today, and his legs would hardly support him. His right leg in particular was very weak (he's still got good strong muscles), and as PPA affects the left temporal lobe, I think the damage is spreading very quickly now.
I'll post again when there's any change -- hopefully for the better.
Thanks, Connie. I do value my time with him, and when I get a response, it's wonderful.
I'm so grateful for the way he's being cared for, I couldn't ask for better. And the staff all make a point of coming to chat to me, and ask how I am. They always offer me lunch. When I read of the problems others are having, I can't believe how lucky I am.
I've been trying to take a photo of myself for a passport renewal. You wouldn't believe how many I've taken, and there's not one I'm prepared to live with for the next ten years! Even reduced to passport size, they'd still frighten the horses!
Like John, Peter is in a beautifully, loving caring E.M.I. Unit. He is still staking furniture and climbing. A week ago when I had the early hours call that Peter had been taken to A & E, has a 6" long deep cut to the top of his head. I thought perhaps another mild stroke perhaps a full blown one. When I got to the Hospital, I was in a terrible state as you can imagine. N.H.have gone all over the lounge where Peter keep going, no matter what they do to distract him, he gets aggitated and pushes them away. The look all round furnitue etc., to see any signs of blood -none. On Friday my best friend and Case Worker wanted to know as she was picking someone up from there would I like to go but it meant staying 4 and a half hours. I declined. He does not know me, so after I have been to see my Doctor on Monday, something that I have put off since September, I will then go to see him.
Best wishes to everyone. Christine
Thinking of you, and hoping for some positive news for you.
If it makes you feel any better, we had to have new photos taken when we landed in Canada after two long, and early flights, for our permanent residents cards...if I ever have to present them to anyone I dread to think what the reaction would be. I look like I've escaped from somewhere - like a wax works!
I'm constantly watching this thread to see how John is doing and am thinking about you both. I'm glad he's somehwere so nice, it does help. And it is nice when people ask how you are as well, I know I value those friends who ask how I am as well as my parents.
Although it is heartbreaking for you and anyone reading your thread, it clocks up in our minds that John's sudden change is this dreadful disease and somehow prepares us if it should happen to our loved ones.
Before reading TP, I had no idea what AD was all about even after Dee was diagnosed - it was my first real encounter with dementia.
Now I know.
Something brighter: have posted all our Christmas cards this morning each with a covert note inside. Have followed your advice and it worked.