Psalm 100:4-5 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
There are ups and downs with this dementia stuff. Today, Mike and I, were out to a late lunch and then to the pharmacy. Getting out of the car at the restaurant, Mike had difficulties, he chose to stay in the car when we got to the pharmacy. After we got home he had a real struggle to get out of the car. And he turned to me and growled, “Don’t you dare tell the doctor about this!” (sigh) I asked him how is it helping to keep this type of stuff from the doctor? and he got really upset and said, “I don’t care, I don’t want the doctor to know!”
So I had decided to write a note and give it to the receptionist when we get there in the morning, but I felt I would be betraying Mike. What to do??? So I called my girlfriend, Linda, and I explained the situation to her. We talked for sometime. Linda is a retired nurse, she said that letting the doctor know the situation wasn’t betraying Mike, as his caregiver, I am protecting him. Before our conversation was finished, Linda prayed for me, and for this situation. I am blessed to have a community of faithful ladies holding us up in prayer during this time of our lives. As we said our goodbye’s, I am resolved to write a brief note for the doctor, and hopefully I can give it to the receptionist without Mike seeing me.
Though there was this incident in the afternoon, for the most part – it was a great day. Have a good evening.