Thursday, August 21, 2008
About a month ago grandpa was finally moved into his permanent residence, a nursing home in Calgary. He seems to be settling in okay, even though he is pretty grumpy about most things these days. I imagine it's hard when your mind still works pretty well but your body is failing you. And personal things that you used to do for yourself are no longer able to be done without assistance. There have been a number of ups and downs for him, but at this point in time I think he is fairly stable. I know he has some ongoing problems with pressure sores, so they are trying to make sure he is moved every couple of hours. He is waiting on a special wheelchair that probably will be a couple of months or so before he gets it. I thought this was a nice picture of grandpa, Aunt Allison and my cousin Stephen. I think grandpa looks fairly content. I hope I get another chance to get out to Calgary to visit him.