Thursday, April 17, 2008

Early Morning Flight

I put The M on a plane to Ohio this morning. Her flight left at 6:10 a.m. from Austin. That meant we were up at 2:45 a.m. to get her there an hour and a half early the way she likes it. I'm going to have a nap this morning as soon as I get the boys off to school.

The M is going to visit her sister and father. He has Alzheimer's and has been degenerating rapidly in the last few months. He went up to Ohio to visit her and have a medical procedure to drain excessive fluid off his brain. It didn't seem to help much.

He can't remember his children's names now, and that has The M rather upset. She feels as if her ability to relate to him has already passed. He still has periods of lucidity, however, so she's trying to get to see him before he looses even that.

We looked into a local Alzheimer's care unit near the Orangehouse. It looks very nice and might be just what he needs. It would likely be a big adjustment for us to have him in town, but perhaps it is what is best for him. We're thinking about it and praying for wisdom.

Sorry I haven't been writing much lately, but this issue combined with the tenure problems, and so on, has left little time to blog.

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