If you guys can spare some positive vibes or prayers for my dad, I would really appreciate it. He is not doing so well the past couple of days. He has lost his mind again. He asked my mom last night while they were in bed how can they tell if they are in North Korea or South Korea. My mom had to explain that they were not in Korea, they were at home. In the United States. When he closes his eye, he reverts back to when he was in the service and he is always on a ship. He had two flashlights last night, searching the house for his watch. My mom is afraid that it might be the Mucinex she gave him yesterday. But she only gave him one. I told her to run all his meds including the mucinex in a med interaction checker just to make sure. But I don’t think that was it. It seems like anytime his body is in some kind of trauma he flips a switch and goes out of his mind. He was also hallucinating last night, grabbing for things that were not there.
He does have a doctors appointment tomorrow. Every test he has taken (labs and brain scans) have all come back normal. But something is not right. He mentioned to my mom today that he needed to get with his one doctor because he felt like he did when he was on morphine. And this is exactly how he acted on the morphine. So… maybe it wasn’t the morphine.
This, of course, worries my mother. She can’t leave him home alone because she doesn’t know what he is capable of doing. When he was in the nursing home after his surgery, he would be caught running around nekkid all the time. So, she doesn’t want to take a chance of him flashing the neighbors. They were supposed to go to my nephew’s last basketball game tonight, but my mom didn’t feel safe taking him out (especially since he is sick) and she didn’t feel safe leaving him home alone.
I am scared and worried for both of my parents. And I feel helpless because there is nothing I can do. I do offer my mom support and suggestions and that is about all I can do.