Posts Tagged ‘drowsiness’

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Tired day in, day out

March 4, 2009

Bill has been exceptionally tired this past week, with dark circles continuing to form below his eyes. His voice also continues to crackle and falter with incomplete thoughts and sentences. He is starting to have a very hard time completing what he is trying to say.

Even despite the failing balance, Bill insists on going out to eat as often as possible. Sustaining quality of life is all anyone can do at this point.

He still has a few tricks up his sleeve, it seems. A few days prior Pat had checked to see if he was alright and the slippery rascal had gotten up and taken a shower, all without Pat’s knowledge while she was doing tax work at home. Pat was a little irked, but let it slide since nothing had happened.

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Getting worse

January 29, 2009

This evening Bill was uncharacteristically tired. He sat in his recliner and slept more than normal, ignoring much of the recorded television show playing before him.

As the evening hours passed, Bill would occasionally rub his forehead with his eyes closed. He told Pat that his eyes are really bothering him, shaking his head from time to time in response to their changing condition. He said that it was not from a headache.

He had been trying to stay up later this evening. While he didn’t indicate his exact reason, we suspect it might be because I told mom I wanted to talk to him on the phone. There are things I want to say to him while I still have the chance. With work lasting as long as it has lately, getting home at a decent hour to make that phone call has been nearly impossible.

In order to use the bathroom, he had to be taken in a wheelchair. Once he made his way back to the living room and into his recliner Pat sat in his wheelchair to be at the same level. Pat spent the majority of the night sitting by him, holding his hand. It was not long until he was ready to make his way to bed.

We’re wondering if maybe this is the beginning of the end. I really hope not.