And now …

27 Aug

Phone call from my mother today.

She and dad went away for the weekend (Friday to Sunday) for a fancy dinner at a winery in the north of the state.

She said he was a bit weird on the drive up – said a few things that didn’t make sense, but she assumed that was because he has always been a bit vague.

Then he was a bit weird at the dinner as well, she couldn’t point to anything specific except that he drank a glass of Tokay which he has always hated, and when she commented on it, he just shrugged and said it was nice.

The next morning, she went to check out of the motel & the woman who ran it said, “Your husband said the dinner was a bit of a disappointment.”

“That’s funny,” she said. “I thought it was great.”

When she asked him about it, he said that there was less food than he had expected.

Turns out, he didn’t remember anything after the entree.

The Australian entree – as in, the starter. He doesn’t remember the main course(s?) or the dessert, or the wines (he had 3 glasses, so hardly enough to cause memory loss like this).

So what did she do when she found this out? Got back in the car to let him drive her home for 4 hours.


We would have driven up and driven both cars back, if they had rung us. Or they could have got the train and we would have gone up later.

Or, you know, they could have gone to a HOSPITAL.

She’s promised they will go to the doctor first thing tomorrow morning. The concern is that he may have had another minor stroke – although he’s on medication that is supposed to prevent that.

Either way, it all adds up to “worried”.

My brother doesn’t read this blog, which is a good thing – he and his wife & daughter are travelling in Europe at the moment. If something serious happened, I’d have to call him – but  otherwise I’ll let things wait until he gets back.

I am starting to think I may have squashed the wrong cockroach or ant somewhere early this year. 😦

Meanwhile, from the Things That Make Me Happy file comes my new camera which has incredible resolution and clarity. Pictures soon (when google recovers – I can’t access any of my google services right now)

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Posted by on August 27, 2007 in health, parents


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