Good morning all. It's been a few since I've posted. What can I tell you, I've been busy. Between work (end of the month, 1st of the month stuff), painting, watching granddaughters, doctor appointments and Daddy stuff life has been busy.
"Trapped" 18x24 oil on linen (self portrait)
Now this guy. My Daddy. He's had a busy few weeks. His nephews wife, Vickie, came to visit. His nephew passed away a couple of years ago. Right after Momma died Daddy went to visit them in Arizona where his half-sister Dee lived with Dennis and Vickie. Daddy stayed for 6 months with them and LOVED every minute of it. Vickie took great care of him, even though he ended up in the hospital with pneumonia while there! Anyway, Vickie decided to do a cross-country vacation in her RV, by herself to visit friends and Daddy and the family was on her agenda. I can't say I was too happy that she would be staying with him but it is what it is and Daddy was too excited to have her visit. After her visit and she was on her way Daddy fell last weekend. She was already in Texas but he called her, not my brother, sister or I. He finally called my brother who went over and checked on him. He was fine except a bark on his arm. She proceeded to question our care of him. Truly, he has been just fine until about a week ago. I have thought he looked a bit jaundice and brother took him to the doctor and he has hepatitis A!!! Good grief. Would probably not be a problem because you get over it with no meds BUT, Daddy has cirrhosis of the liver. The doctor did say he need to drink water, lots of water and I guarantee he is not doing that. In fact Daddy has a new addiction, Pepsi. He grew up with Pepsi being a staple in his household and he has reverted to drinking gallons of it. I'm sure that is not helping his liver.
Dehydration can lead to memory issues and confusion and now Daddy is having some of that and he fell again last night. He knew that my sis and I were out of town but who did he call, ME! I called my brother and he ran over to check on Daddy. We are not too sure if we should respond to these phone calls because he told brother yesterday, before the fall, that he had fallen in the bathroom but when brother questioned it he said, "well, I almost fell." He exaggerates a lot, cries wolf so we are leary of the dire phone calls.