Monday, April 30, 2007

daddy

This drug has made a difference. One month and there's something different in the way he reacts, in his repetitive questions. He is still forgetful, but he is more himself. At 89, having him as he was meant to be for even a short while is a gift. I am grateful, and still I think it is so unfair, this brilliant intellect diminished by dementia. Life is, I know. But still.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Tater said...

hmmm. Sounds like a bribe. You been spammed on your comments section Belle! Thank you for posting on this medication, I will forward this info to my mom. I hope it can help my dad too. On the way to the gym now. Have a good morning!

May 01, 2007 5:07 AM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

I cannot imagine the sadness you feel observing your dad's diminished capacity. I am so sad to hear of it.

May 01, 2007 6:39 AM  
Blogger evilganome said...

I hope that it works! I remember when my godfather drifted off into Alzheimers land. It was very sad for everyone involved. Keep your chin up, honey.

May 01, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger Willym said...

We are dealing with the on-set of Alzheimers with my mother-in-law. I thank God that my mom had full control of her mind until the end - it was her body that at 93 just couldn't do it. Though I'm not sure which is worse. Ultimately the great tragedy is that all that wisdom and experience is locked away.

I'm just glad that this drug is allowing you to see the man you grew up with and love so much as he should be.

May 01, 2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger honib1 said...

Sometimes I think I had it easier.. losing my father to a car wreck Nov 9th 2001. Even though it was a shock... Dad was a prostate cancer survivor.. although he never could have the surgery.. they treated him with radiation roughly 8 years prior to his death.. a few weeks before his death he found out his numbers were climbing back up...So given the choice.. I am glad he died the way he did.. I take comfort in the fact he never suffered... Watching your dad slip away has to be cruel.. Keep the good memories alive for yourself though.. that helps .. Much strength to you as time goes on.

May 01, 2007 9:56 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

For someone like you with such a huge heart and gi-normous intellect, I can only imagine the suffering that must accompany watching your father slipping away from who he is, and I am so glad that there are treatments coming on the market to help. God bless you as you have blessed me, Lynette.

May 01, 2007 12:18 PM  
Blogger rodger said...

My heart is with you on this Lynette. Fortunately, your father passed that intellect on to you to share with us all.

May 01, 2007 2:14 PM  
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