So I walked onto the ward to find Wayne wearing headphones and listening to Chopin!
Christine, the RN on, had brought her IPad with tunes loaded.
It seemed to really have a calming effect.
I offered to buy a headset but she declined.
What is kind of cute, years ago, if I had classical music on, he did not enjoy it – to say the least:)
bless your heart,Christine.
I was walking Wayne around the ward and he “slowed” almost to a stop.
Usually I hold his one hand and away we go.
It works well to face him and hold both his hands as I walk backwards.
A catchy tune by Anne Murray came on and he bent his knees and tried to swing my arms as if dancing.
Still got rhythm, Dear One!
Wayne has been falling in his room.
When I visited yesterday he had an angry red bruise from high in his hairline to the lower right jaw.
By the time I got there, he had been given meds for pain so was fast asleep – I sat for a bit.
Checked in later at bedtime and the RN said they built a cocoon of bed pillows around him hoping that would keep him safe. the pillows were tucked under fitted sheets.
This morn when I called, all was well. I am leaving shortly to sit with him.
Thank you, all of you, for your never ending support.
Today several staff stopped to say hi to Wayne.
I was standing to Wayne’s front left and he just smiled at me.
In that brief moment I honestly felt he knew me:)
Today was sunshine, smiles, laughter and generally the best.
A nurse took this pic as we sat waiting for lunch. He smiled and waved at everyone walking by and was generally full of beans!