Oonagh is 100 years old and never, ever stops moving. When she was younger she was a sports enthusiast. It is warming watching her go about her day. Her style of dementia is fixating on areas of her past and narrate it. Her narration isn’t just about that but if she is moving around from place to place in the unit she will give a turn-by-turn. When Oonagh was around twenty, she ended the only relationship she had. “When I said, ‘goodbye,’ I meant goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.”
Padriac wasn’t having a normal day. He is a sweet man by nature but the head cold he has just made him so complacent.
Sorcha got a new wheelchair. A Broda. It is perfect for her. She has been sitting up more. Laughing. (Lord, I love her little laugh.) She has returned to feeding herself.
Maeve had a fall in the middle of the night. She has been a little more out of sorts. She grinds her teeth together when she is most unsettled. She, also, is really emotional. They call it Sundowning. Although, hers is perpetual. I just want to hold her all day long.
Finbar had a 92nd birthday a few days prior. He was still receiving birthday cards from his family. I was reading them to him. I never seen him get so emotional to the point he was crying. On the day of his birthday, he bit his tongue so hard that it took out a chunk of it. So, between his crying from happiness, he was bleeding from the pieces of his tongue that was falling out.
Coll and Colum are a pair of characters. Colum is continent while Coll isn’t. Coll has a habit of pulling his man-part out in public. Within minutes of each other, I had to zip their flies or fully button and zip them up.
Today somewhat felt like there was a full moon coming because their behaviors were not within the normals of these people.