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Offline Bruce A. Smith

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2955 on: February 18, 2021, 02:16:12 AM »
Getting a phone call from Jo was like encountering an element of nature. Think tsunamis, F-4s, derechos... etc.

I wonder what her nurses think of Duane and DBC?
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2956 on: February 18, 2021, 10:38:02 AM »
It's hard to say what state Jo is in by now. she obviously had memory issues prior to getting into treatment. I watched my grandmother slowly lose her memory. as a family we would take turns staying with her in the daytime and she would look right at me and tell me her grandson was coming over. I was watching a documentary on VHS and Kennedy gave his famous "ask not what your country can do" and she jumped up saying John F Kennedy several times as I reversed the tape. Jo might not even know what's going on anymore. depends on what the illness is. my grandmother only lasted a couple months once we put her into a full care center. the last time I saw her I brought her a pizza. she knew I worked at Pizza Hut and even then she said it was from her grandson not knowing who I was when I gave it to her. even back in the mid 80's Alzheimer's wasn't known and the term "senile" was used. I remember the phone call from my dad. I was working at a pawn shop just a couple miles away from the home. she was not blood relation since she adopted my father but knowing her my whole life made no difference.
 
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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2957 on: February 18, 2021, 03:16:28 PM »
My mother went through the same thing. It's a hard hard thing to watch. I remember sitting with her on the front porch talking one day and she seemed together that day. I was thinking, "she's having a good day today". Then she asked me if I knew her son Jamie. I then realized that she didn't even know who she was sitting on the porch with. I don't wish death on anyone, but it's tough to watch someone go on that has already mentally checked out. But they don't realize it. It's the ones close to them that it really hits.
 
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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2958 on: February 19, 2021, 07:08:17 PM »
Altz is a toughie. When my grandmother forget who I was it was not that big a deal. but when she forgot who her son was - my father - and got combative with him, now that was tough to watch.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2959 on: February 26, 2021, 06:37:50 PM »
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Altz is a toughie. When my grandmother forget who I was it was not that big a deal. but when she forgot who her son was - my father - and got combative with him, now that was tough to watch.

Sorry to hear that Bruce.  I can only imagine.  Its a tough one.