Let’s Go Home

Earlier today before Shannon came to visit, Mom was telling me that she was ready to go home. I told her she was home but she insisted that no she wanted to go home to her real home. I didn’t think much about it but this evening the nurse called me to say Mom had tried to get on the elevator and said her father had come to take her home. Mom became very upset when the nurse would not let her leave and even more upset as Mom told her that ‘Dad is leaving without me’.
I went down. Mom said her father had come to take her home and that her mother was waiting for them. I explained her parents had died many years ago. I expected this would make her sad but no…she just repeated that her father had come to take her home and wanted to know how was she going to get home since he went home without her.
After sitting for a time she agreed to go to the room that was ready for her but would not acknowledge that it was her home.
She asked if it was ok if she went home with her father when he came again to take her. I told her it was ok as long as she did not try to use the elevator. She seemed to think this was perfectly reasonable and said ‘Bye bye. I’ll see you later at home.’

Author: bdeshaw

Mom, Grandma, raised a puppy for Canine Companions for Independence

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