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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Small HD tonight - come celebrate with me!

Page 10 of HAED Jolly Old Fellow is now finished, and I've made a tiny start on pages 11/12. I'm a third of the way through JOF now - yay! I'll be continuing to stitch on JOF till the end of this month, and for the first 2 weeks in May. I'm now hoping to finish pages 11 & 12 (a tiny page - just 12 stitches wide) by the end of April, and in May I hope to stitch page 13, which is the start of the third row of pages. I am so pleased to be able to say that Maddie has had no further fits and is behaving quite normally, except that she's sleeping a lot more than she used to . But then, she's 12 years old, so I guess she;s entitled to sleep more. And when she's awake, she's quite active and just as bossy as she ever was. Great news! I'd like to be able to say that my Dad was progressing well too - but no such luck. He's very labile in his mood, and once again thinks that we (his children and in particular me - as I have the power of attorney and enduring guardianship, and manage all his affairs) have stolen all his money and placed him in prison. The poor old soul never did have any money in his whole life - he was a hard worker, but raised 6 children and did it a bit tough at times. He's very unpredictable - sometimes as sweet as pie, othertimes he's aggressive and very unpleasant. I have heard more colourful language from my father in the past 18 months than I ever did in all the years before that. Until the dementia started I never once heard him swear in front of a female - now it's another story! I feel so sad for him. It's not the life he would prefer to be living, I'm sure. Old age is not something to look forward to, if Dad's experience is any indication. I keep trying to forget that I'm just 25 years behind him on the age scale!

1 comment:

sew susie said...

Santa is growing! Great progress since your last post.
I am sorry to see that your Dad has not been the best. Unfortunately this is an illness that progresses with time, for some quickly and others very slowly. My Mum was in the latter category, very much a long goodbye.
However, lovely news about Maddie. I am so glad she has improved and probably enjoying the cooler Autumn weather. Much more enjoyable for walking.