Monthly Archives: October 2007

A Song for Grandpa

I wish I was in Carrighfergus Only for nights in Ballygrant I would swim over the deepest ocean, The deepest ocean to be by your side. But the sea is wide and I can’t swim over And neither have I … Continue reading

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Bathing Grandpa

I have taken a more active role in Grandpa’s bathing routine. Before Alzheimer’s’s began debilitating him, he had his own grooming schedule. After Alzheimer’s’s started debilitating him, he had an erratic and faltering grooming schedule. Basically, he took a shower … Continue reading

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After The Doctor

On Thursday Grandma went to her doctor appointment alone. I’m not sure what all the subtext for that was. In all the many times Grandma has gone to the doctors since I came, I always took her. Ostensibly, she said … Continue reading

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The Wheelchair

The wheelchair is another milestone. I asked Grandpa’s brother Doug if we could have the wheelchair he had, but no longer needed. (It was used by his ailing and now deceased wife.) We–or should I say Grandpa–don’t desperately need a … Continue reading

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