Friday, February 01, 2013
I have a dad who is living in an assisted living home.
He cannot work a TV without goofing it up.
He cannot work a cell phone.
I used to call him daily and we talked for hours about politics and religion and sports.
But he cannot do that now.
He cannot even describe what he did or what he ate that day.
I just miss him so much.
So I have been writing a letter or sending a postcard every day in the mail.
The problem is I forget what I told him the day before. So I will have to keep a copy.
He is 91 and physically healthy except for osteoporosis and not remembering who people are. When my sister comes to visit he asks her, " Have you been here before?"
We wanted him to stay in his home but that does not seem to be possible.
He asks every day when he can go home.
I live 2000 miles away and feel so powerless over the things I cannot do for him.
I visit a local lady who is still living alone so if I were closer ... i would take care of him.
So what can I say to him today. He never writes me back.