Every once in a while God gives Sheri an unexpected glimpse of Bob. Last night Bob awoke from a sound sleep, reached out and touched Sheri's hand and said " you don't get all the accolades you deserve.... I love music" and fell back to sleep. What a blessing that was. God is good, all the time.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's and Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2008. He was 64 at the time although now, knowing more about the disease, Alzheimer's was present many, many years ago, which is why early detection is so important. As you read the blog the character"Al" that I created in 2008 represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.
Friday, November 27, 2015
"Al" has an obsession with Bob's watch and sleeve :) Whistling away, this went on for over an hour. Simple pleasures Sheri simple pleasures :)
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Sheri has so very much to be thankful for. A roof over her head, food to eat, a job, a car, the ability to see, hear, speak, walk, run, jump (okay not at the moment) and feel all the emotions God graces her to experience. A family and church family, friends that love her, care for her and pray for her. God is good all the time. Happy Thanksgiving friends, stay safe.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
"Al" with his shoes with pajamas, flannel shirt tied up high, watch on top of his sleeve, shirt buttoned to the throat... but Bob is in there somewhere, and luckily he was never fond of mirrors anyway. :)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
"Al" the fashionista that he his, had Bob's flannel shirt tied up in a knot around Bob's waist yesterday. A trend setter for sure :)
Monday, November 23, 2015
Sheri needs to remember to bring something to church to occupy Bob's hands, the slapping was echoing through the sanctuary at the Thanksgiving Service last evening. Although on second thought at least Bob is happy and praising the Lord in "Al's " way :)
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Bob is very frustrated that no one will tell him what is going on and what the plan is. Sheri looked at the clock and at 2:00 am Sheri does not know the plan either. Sheri needs that door alarm sooner than later before "Al" makes his own plan :)
Saturday, November 21, 2015
While at the hotel in Texas "Al" struggled with the different environment. Even the different bed was a cause of confusion for him, as "Al"chose to lay horizontally across the bed instead of vertically. This of course left Bob with a good chunk of his 6'4 frame hanging off of the bed. Which if it were Bob's legs it would not have been quite that bad, however it was his head , neck and chest that Bob was struggling to hold up on his own.:)
Friday, November 20, 2015
Sheri's note to self. "When using a scooter thingy to get around for broken foot, a pant leg stuck in wheel will result in an abrupt halt of scooter thingy. :)
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Sheri wants to thank everyone for their support, love and prayers during this time of loss. Her Mother was not a person that considered herself "spiritual" as she said to Sheri once, and Jewish funerals are not the celebration of life that Christian funerals are. Sheri chooses to believe that miracles still happen.