Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Imaginary Friends

Yes I am still here; I just haven’t had the energy to write anything for the past few days. Dear old Dad has really gone downhill. Sunday he was in his own little fantasy world with lots of past (deceased) friends and strangers visiting him throughout the day. He spent the entire day talking to these imaginary people while trying to touch and grab things that didn’t exist. It was extremely frustrating for him as he couldn’t talk clear enough for us to understand. I do know that my grandmother (his Mum – Myrtle) who died when I was 6 was in the room all day listening to the radio. We decided it was just best to agree with all of his sightings, to prevent him becoming more frustrated. At one stage I was asked to turn the imaginary radio up, so I pretended to and all was OK. Then yesterday Dad was still a bit confused, thankfully no visitors came, but he was totally exhausted and slept the whole day. So the last few days have been quite exhausting for everyone, but we took some advice from my darling cousin Susan, who has been through this with both of her parents. She said just put yourself into their little world and remember to still have a laugh – yes I know she is a wise woman and I love her. Now on Tuesday morning I am sitting here not sure of what my day will consist of today, but I will deal with whatever comes along.

** “Davine Time” update – I have made time to sit and watch “Desperate Housewives” with Rachel and I have also indulged in some meditating.


  1. Davine I can't even imagine what you are going through, the whole situation sounds extremely hard and exhausting. It takes a special person to do as you are doing and I know that you are extremely special. I can "feel" that from here. My suggestion, just keep on doing as you are and heed your wise friends suggestion.

    Huge hugs sent your way, I'll share some of my positive energies your way. No sign of your package yet? That's been quite some time now. I hope that it comes soon and puts a smile on your face!

  2. My grandfather did the exact same thing. He had visitations from all sorts of other world folks. He had a friend when he was younger that used to be his best fishing buddy, he and Irv as he called him visited for almost 3 days according to Daddy Jack's side of the conversation. While it was disconcerting, after a bit, it did have it's lighter moments. All of this is hard but think of it this way, you are all blessed to be going through this together. Not alone or apart. Know I am thinking of you, Linda

  3. Darlene-It is difficult but it is only a small time out of my life to help Dad finish his. Thanks heaps for your happy thoughts. No the pressie hasn't arrived as yet. I can't wait.
    Linda - Yes I agree there are lighter moments and we all just have to make the most of them. Thanks

  4. My mom talked to my dad too. I told her to say hi and she told me the day before she died she would. Who knows what we see when we're half in this life, half in the next?

  5. This must be terribly hard on you!! I agree that you should just go along with what ever you dad says!! Take care of yourself!!


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