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Singing with happiness – - - by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Monday, during my visit with Wayne, I had been taking pictures of him and having lots of laughs. The camera was at my right hand on the table when Wayne began to sin ... Read on »
Happiness by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving We have been through very difficult weeks but the last 6 days have been filled with joy and happiness. It’s such a treat to see Wayne laugh and smile and “enjoy his ... Read on »
PW’S (*$#!**) by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving So I haven’t been posting cause it’s been too difficult but finally decided to give it a try. Unable to log in. Again, again. Several attempts later I phone our ol ... Read on »
Ring a ding ding – - – by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving So Wayne has a lovely wedding band, yellow gold with 3 diamonds. For years he wore it in the care home. Often wondered if he would lose it but things went well til N ... Read on »
Zhjeannie with a smile by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Dad did it Mom did it My Sis does it My Bro does it Certain friends do it Favorite cousin does it Now, for the first time in knowing Wayne over 50 ... Read on »
Was feeding Wayne yesterday ... by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Was feeding Wayne yesterday when he refused the food, sat and stared at me. It was exactly like we do when we think or do know someone and the wheels are going. “ ... Read on »
Remembering and Honoring the Man by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It always touches me when a person says, “So how’s Wayne doing?” We both know he will never “heal or get better” but the mere fact he has a name and is remembered by ... Read on »
Kindness by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When I visit Wayne, I take treats such as grapes, his fav apples or bran muffins. Yesterday one of the residents saw the food, got up and brought a bib for Wayne. ... Read on »
Pre-flight – - - by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Wayne was doing his pre-flight inspection at lunch today. Often he has trouble forming his words but it was clear as a bell as he called out the pre-flight. I ... Read on »
Want some Wayne, wine? by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Yesterday I asked Wayne if he would like a glass of water (I had been pushing milk and juice). “I’d rather have wine.” The nurses and I all looked at one an ... Read on »
wordless by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I sat here ready to post wise and wonderful thoughts and I just can’t. Christmas is coming and it’s always sad to be missing one at the table. I need to kick myself in ... Read on »
Thanksgiving by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving So years ago Wayne told me he was happy I didn’t sop in raggy jeans, etc. but kind of “dressed”. I know he likes dresses so wore nice one for Thanksgiving dinner at ... Read on »
Coyotes, Cops and Memories by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The city provided sofas for wandering pedestrians. I sat down on a golden brown sofa which had a coyote sleeping on it. He didn’t want to share I guess and bit me several ... Read on »
Minutes do count – - – by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving So I got in line to board the plane – cell phone off like a good girl. Ten hours later I had rented the car, checked into the hotel, sat down and ordered dinner – a ... Read on »
Outrageous Flirting:) by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Today we were sitting in the garden along with another table of 3 women. Wayne had kind of turned his head and started to smile and then laugh in a certain way. I h ... Read on »
Wayne and I by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving A few weeks ago Wayne and I were in the library at the care home. He was kind of restless so I asked if he’d like to sit down. Before I could guide him to another chair ... Read on »
Forgot pic of toothbrush by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The toothbrush on right has a small round head which makes brushing very easy. The hygienist left it last visit. Read on »
Dental 101 by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The staff has a dickens of a time brushing Wayne’s teeth. Fortunately he allows me. For quite awhile I’d just manoeuvre him so his head would be supported against a wa ... Read on »
GOD and the POA by Jean MacLeod Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving “Hi, God, it’s Wayne here.” God raised an eyebrow, “You look like Jean to me.” “Well, yes, it’s Jean but I am Wayne as I am his POA – anyway, you know what a POA i ... Read on »