Late Night Duck Hunt – A Lesson in Caregiving!

Late Night Duck Hunt – A Lesson in Caregiving!

From a deep sleep, I was awakened by my dad’s voice saying, “Where’s my duck?”   Huh?   As my mind slowly tried to process what I just heard, a little more loudly he called out, “Debbie, can you come here?  I need you to find my duck.” Dad’s had hallucinations in the past.  And, he’s been a little confused at times lately.   Coupled with the fact that we had just brought him home from the hospital, I wasn’t quite sure what was up.   Shaking my head and opening my eyes, I confirmed that I was awake and was not dreaming.  From the sounds of it, he seemed to be pretty insistent. The Hunt for the Duck Walking over to dad’s side of the bed, I could see he was trying to sit up.  He looked at me and said, “Hey, can you find my duck?”  “Dad, what do you want?  There’s no duck here.  You’re home in your bedroom.”, I calmingly […]

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