December 12th, 2005|
Dad has made quite the turnaround here in the last month or so. He seems to be really happy now that he has some money to spend and is at ease with the family who calls quite often. Mary & I thank those of you who call regularly and send Dad some spending money. We've taken Dad several times out to Johnny Carino's Italian restarant and Dad really loves Italian food! His eyesight keeps changing so I don't know for how long he will see well. He could read for awhile but that all went away pretty soon because of the diabetes.
His spirits seem to be up right now. Hope it lasts for a long time.
Mom is still about the same. I think she's, at this point, battling a little bit of Alzheimer's. Sometimes she can't find her way home to her house after coming to see us or to see Dad. She is on medication for it & hopefully it won't get worse too quick. She's scared to death we'll take her car away from her but I'm afraid she might run over someone. Dad swears she drives on the sidewalk but Dad can't see too well so I don't know how bad it really is. I told her she could continue to drive as long as her Dr. says it's OK. (she's on our insurance because she couldn't afford insurance on her own). It'll be a real battle when the time comes. Wish I didn't have to make that decision. Maybe we (the family) could vote on this sometime so I wouldn't look like the "bad guy".
Lee & Mary
Mary & I will be heading out on the 24th of December to ride the train to Glenwood Springs and stay throught the 25th then back on Monday the 26th. Please, if you can, call Mom & Dad on Chritmas day. I think Teresa or Amanda may plan a little something for them on Christmas Day.
Here's wishing all the Family a Very Mery Christmas!