Alright everyone, some of you may already know that my dad is in the early stages of alzheimers. He is 83 now. Well, for the past few weeks, he has been getting more and more disoriented, almost no balance what so ever, and lately has been really confused, and slurring his speech.
I thought he might be having a stroke today, so I made my mom take him to the hospital this afternoon. It turns out that he has an advanced uti infection. I guess this can cause stroke like symptoms in elderly ppl.
So, here I sit @ the hospital still tonight, he is very combative, wants to go home, calling me all kinds of bad names, cuz I won't let him out of bed to go home. But he has been deemed a fall risk by the nurses, and fell once when my mom and I weren't here. They said he needs a sitter for the night. I have a reeling its gonna be me, cuz my mom just can't handle it.
He has me scared to death right now. I've never ever seen him like this before. It's taring me up right now. Guess I'm gonna do whatever I need to do now, with his best interest in mind.
Thanks for hearng me vent right now.
Please keep Bill O'NEILL in your prayers tonight. We really need it.
Thanks puff family.