There are but a few things he is no longer capable of-
But his disposition now is more like a dove?
His biggest problem is that he cannot see-
His vision is not even close to 20/20!
He cannot see what he is doing or where he might be-
Including walking,dressing, eating, spitting or where he might pee!
His words are a jumble, he can hardly converse-
Sometimes he must be thinking in reverse!
It is a battle to take him to any doctor-
He thinks he knows it all & he is the proctor!
On his left arm he leans while at the table-
Trying real hard just to keep his body stable.
I trim his toenails & cut the meat on his plate-
To what do I owe this distinguished fate??
He also does not want to take a shower-
It is a test to see who has the power!
He goes to bed in eye glasses, shoes, undies & a hat-
No persuading away his clutched extra glasses case & that is that!
He shreds tissue & leaves a snowflake trail all over the floor-
Our condo would be a “0” on any housekeeping score!
He does not know where the kitchen, bedroom or bath is-
Nor when sitting does he find the chair that is his.
He no longer ares about carrying a hanky or purse-
A phone is complicated to him-it just makes things worse!
If he does a nasty – it he just denies –
So much to handle- it gives me the sighs!
(this was given to his Neurologist & Primary care doctor)