Monday, January 31, 2011

Dad Update

The picture above is from April 2010. The picture below is from Jan. 29, 2011

You can definitely tell a difference in how well he's doing. People always say he looks great but he's not great. The infection he had a couple of weeks ago really wore on him. He's so sunken looking to me in his face and he's very moody and lost. That's the only way I can describe his mind. Lost.... He was more like a little boy this past weekend. I hate dementia. He's cheery (a little) when we're up there with Mom but when we leave them alone he always gets angry with her. While I think they need a few minutes alone together I think she's reaching a breaking point where we won't be able to do that anymore. She's so sad after we've seen Dad too. She puts up a good front but you can tell if you know her like we do. So he's better physically, not great, but better and mentally I think he's definitely worse.


  1. :( still breaks my heart, Karen. ((HUGS))

  2. Mine too Diane. I try and hold it all together but I can break when I need to Chris and that's a big help. That's what worries me so much about my Mom. She doesn't have my Dad to break to anymore. :( Thanks Diane.