Part 2 of last weeks emergency room visit:
Sheri waited patiently for the nurse to answer her question, she was busy typing in information so Sheri repeated, "Is someone back there with him? He has Alzheimer's and can not self assess or answer questions." The nurse replied "I just need a few signatures and we can get you back there asap." Sheri's head was imagining all kinds of things going on back there. When she finally got back there and moved the curtain back "Al" was in the bed with those sticky things all over Bob's chest. Bob was alone behind the print curtain."Al's" face was distraught with a blank yet confused expression on his face. All Sheri could think about was that she had spent the last 9 years of he life making sure Bob and "Al" were never left alone, and here he was alone and scared. :(
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.