Dad is usually a happy & docile person. The morning after his surgery he was calm & not in any pain. He had his orange juice, yogurt & a big bowl of oatmeal. Dad read the paper as usual. Then he sat in his favorite chair by the fireplace. I came up to him with an ice pack & asked him to put it on his cheek.. Dad exploded & started cussing saying he wanted to leave. He walked to the front door with his cane & went outside. I followed in my nightgown & asked him what was wrong & would he come back inside. He then hit me with his cane. Dad started walking down the sidewalk, ranting the whole time & started hitting parked cars. I wrestled the cane away from him & he hit me with his fists. Dad walked to the corner of what is a busy street. My husband came out & spoke in a calm manner & tried to find out what was wrong. My dad started waving & yelling help, help, I've been kidnapped. He refused to go back in the house. I had to call the police & the EMT's. He told the police we had not visited him in over a year. Dad used to live 50 miles away & we saw him 2-3 x a week. The officer told me I could press charges for domestic violence but of course I did not want to do that. Dad said he did not want to live with us. The female EMT finally convinced him to go inside. I gave him prescribed medication to calm down & he fell asleep in his chair. Before he went to bed for the night he told me he was sorry. So I know he was aware of what happened. The next day he was quiet & still angry. The day after that he was ok. Now I am afraid to be alone with my dad. My husband now goes everywhere with us. We have put locks on the doors. He's never been violent before & never spanked me as a child. Dad has his own bedroom & bathroom. We take him places to keep him busy. He's in PT & we take him 2x a week & do exercises with him every day. We have done everything we can to keep him healthy & happy. We have looked at 4 homes together & have 2 tours scheduled next week. What's next? I know routine is important for dad & he has that living with us. It all just makes me sad & frustrated.