Confusion for a rainy day
Coy asked to see his doctor because he is concerned about sleeping so much. We were able to see his wonderful geriatrician yesterday. She concluded that he has "that dreadful gunk that is going around." She herself had it and it took 4 weeks to get over it. Coy is in his 4th week and I expect it will take a few more to fully recover. The antibiotics did clear up the infection and his lungs sound clear. He is just enormously tired and having some Lewy moments.
It is the doctor's opinion that his "bad day" behaviors are illness-related. I hope so!
The confusion today really made me smile, so I'll share. Coy is a Detroit fan and he's been waiting for the baseball playoff game to come on. He just now came into my office.
C: Do we have umbrellas for both of us?
J: Umm ... for what purpose?
C: It is raining.
J: Looking around. Yes. It is raining outside. It isn't raining in here.
C: Oh. Are you going to watch the game in here?
J: No. I am working in here. Is it raining in the room where you are going to watch the game?
C: (a bit confused) No, I guess it isn't.
J: All the people on tv watching the game probably have umbrellas, don't they?
J: They are outside. So you probably don't need an umbrella to watch in indoors. But, yes, we have several nice umbrellas in case you decide you want one anyway. Just let me know.
C: OK. Thanks.