Sunday was my wake up call and a huge reality check!
I left Bill in Mass on Easter Sunday because I was sick and I am allergic to lilies. There were at least 200 lilies in church. It was beautiful. I said, "Are you sure you will be alright" "Yes, I'll be OK." I assumed he would be. He has gone to Mass every Sunday for 78 years. He left the church in the middle of Mass and couldn't find me so he decided to run home on a 4 lane highway. He ran for over a mile until he fell, hit his head and ended up airlifted as a John Doe to a Shock Trauma center two hours away from home. I didn't know where he was and ended up driving for about 4 hours searching for him on Easter Sunday. The moral of the story is to get a Medic Alert Bracelet for Alzheimer's patients. It has a trick catch so they can't get it off. He threw away the first one I got for him. The Medic Alert is on a national registry so he can be found and the next of kin can be called right away. Now he is in the hospital with a concussion and I am sure he has lost about a year of time. He knew me until today. He called me his sister's name and he was hallucinating and grabbing things in the air. Don't let this happen to your loved one. I am so sick that now I am going to have to put him in Rehab and pray he gets well enough to come home!