This is Emmet, one of Frankie’s caregivers. He is truly one of the angels that give Frank the love and patience needed to get through some of the trying days! Of course, there are many angels that work there and care for Frankie, but Emmet has a special way with him. I suppose being a guy and all, Frankie probably responds a little differently with him! Who knows, cuz he adores his lady caregivers. Although, I find that he can be a bit more cantankerous with the women at times. My own personal take on that is he still has buried in him that make chauvinism that no woman is going to tell him what to do 😂
Danny and I took him to lunch Wednesday and we had a nice time, but we both see how much the rigidity of the Parkinson’s has taken over. When we were leaving, Frankie has a grip on both my hands and would not let go!! I had to have Danny pry off his fingers to get my hands out😜. However, I’m laughing because Frankie is simply looking at us like “what the hell are you doing!!” It’s always an adventure with him ❤️
On Saturday, I went to have lunch with him and he totally would not give me any sort of recognition or smile. So it goes with good days and bad days. They really aren’t bad days, just days when he is deeper inside himself. The nurse practitioner said that he is continuing to lose weight and they will monitor it a little closer. What that actually means, I’m not sure, other than it could be getting closer to the point of possibly getting hospice involved, but we’re not there yet. The disease is simply amping up a bit. Those proteins at some point will keep the brain from any type of communication with the rest of the body, slowly stopping their functions 😔
Last night, he was having no part of sitting on the toilet!! He pulled his pants down and walked out of the bathroom (only a few steps)! Needless to say, he went down on his knees and tumbled over. Fortunately on the carpet and not the tile floor. He bruised his knee, but broke nothing. Today, he is fine! Walked to breakfast with no problems, other than it being a slow shuffle 😜. So goes it in the day and life of the Frankmeister!!!
I bid you all a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead ❤️