It’s a Sunday evening- I think mom has misplaced her phone again. She is calling me from the landline somewhere in the facility. Not sure where it is located.
Mom wants to know if I know what Deloris has done. Because the police just left, and they were asking a ton of questions about her. She wanted to know if I knew what she had done. No idea mom, but I can find out. She talked about this for a few minutes totally confused – I just let her talk it out. The she told me that it was time for her to go to Germantown and live, she asked about her son Ed (who left this earth back in 2009) and other people that are long gone. I just said I hadn’t seen them in awhile. She told me that strange things were happening- she doesn’t know if they are real or not. She said one of the people she is with is trying to take her out of the place and she is not sure if she should go. She says she is scared- she wants me to come and get her- she personally doesn’t think she is capable of going into a Memory Care facility- I don’t know if I have dementia or not- I do know that I don’t want to be here with these people. I’m—- I’m —- I’m just afraid. Here is the phone number I am at- you can all me back when you are on your way (the phone number she gives me is my phone number it’s either on a piece of paper in front of her or she sees it on the phone- or maybe she has it memorized). She goes on to tell me how much she appreciates me and she knows I’ll help her. She tells me that we need to look for an assisted living facility where she will be more comfortable. I told her- not a problem.
Ten minutes later the phone rings – Cheryl, I’m calling to ask you a favor to get me home for the winter. Can you talk to Paul- he might listen to you- it just might work. If he says no, tell him I’m coming home anyway. I want to be home this winter I don’t want to be up here with these people. Hangs up- no notice. Dorothy doesn’t call back the rest of the night.
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number- Steely Dan comes to my mind (-:
Love and Peace,