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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The nursing home just alerted me of a change

The nursing home just alerted me of a change in Bill.
Honest to God.
I am not making this up.
The phone rang. I answered and the voice said, "This is Bill McLaurine, may I help you?" I said my usual, "Hi, honey." I could hear him turn to someone (his Social Service Director, Michelle) and say, "Now who is this?" I heard her say, "lyn." He gets back on the phone and says, "Now who is this?" again to me. I said, "Hi, honey, it's me, Lyn. How are you?" He turns to Michelle and says, "I don't know what to do?" I could hear Michelle say,"Why don't you tell her about Spiderman." He gets back on the phone with me and says, "This is Bill McLaurine. How can I help you?" Finally he seemed to know who I was, spoke briefly, seemed happy as a lark, and then handed the phone to Michelle. Michelle, he didn't call me all day yesterday. I knew I needed to be concerned. Has there been a big change? Is he really confused?"

Michelle spoke carefully because Bill was present and they were in a waiting room with another patient. Michelle informs me Bill has woken up extremely confused today and yesterday, and today when he woke up he announced he was Spiderman.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I ask her, 'Is he being playful or has he flipped?' Michelle answers, "I honestly do not know." Bill questioned Michelle as to what we are talking about, and she responds that we're talking about the upcoming open house. She hands Bill the phone. We speak for a moment, and Bill tries to indicate he needs another hair cut. I assured him, reminded him he had a haircut Sunday. I added that I just picked up his supplies and I would bring them later today. Razors? he asked. Yep, I got your favorite razors. He hands the phone back to Michelle. I can hear her cry, Bill? Bill? I hear shuffling, and I hear Bill's voice in the background saying, "Spiderman says you have done a gooooood thing."
I have no idea what is going on. I called Michelle a few minutes later to see if she needed help getting him back. She indicated they were loaded and getting ready to leave, but that he (Spiderman) was still here. I am of course on my way to watch this. Never a dull moment.

By the way, these pics are NOT of course Bill.

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