Sunday, 30 May 2010
Not me. My mum is bringing my granddad to stay. He has been getting increasingly delusional lately. Yesterday early morning he climbed out of his bedroom window because he said he had been held hostage in his house all night and so that was the only way out. He also keeps losing his keys, which he attributes to someone coming into the house in the middle of the night and taking them. When my aunt went to see him the other day she had been with him all day, but he seemingly didn't actually know who she was, as when she mentioned having sent something to him he said 'You didn't send that - J did!' She said that she was J, and he said 'Rubbish - J is my daughter!'. He refused to believe that she was his daughter. Someone from an older people's mental health team went out to assess him the other day, and is arranging for him to have someone come in 3 times a day to make sure he is taking his tablets, and to help him get a meal etc, but that hasn't started yet. They have also taken samples to check whether it is an infection or something causing it or not. The police ended up being involved after the climbing out of the window debacle of yesterday, and so someone else was sent out to assess him for respite care, but nothing was done. The trouble is, when he is lucid he seems fine. Then my mum spoke to him this morning and the keys had disappeared again (stolen in the night apparently) and therefore he was locked in the house. So she decided he would have to come and stay with us until the carers visiting was arranged. Of course she had to get into his house by climbing through a window due to the missing keys... I did mention to my dad that I hoped he wouldn't misplace our keys and make us all use a window as a door, but he pointed out that we never know where our keys are anyway, so it wouldn't make much difference. But the next few days could be fun and games.