Last week, we started reading one of my favorite books, The Princess Bride. I skip over the italicized ‘author’s notes’ to keep the story flowing. He really likes it. Why wouldn’t he? It’s SUCH a great story and it moves quickly (better for reading out-loud.) So that helped us through dialysis this morning. He was pretty distant but stayed relatively still (unlike how he was with his sitter yesterday.)
I wonder what he thinks, where he is in his mind? I asked him a series of questions, hoping to gauge his bearings, but all that came out of them was that the only thing that he wanted, that made him happy were Maki, Justine, and myself. It almost seems like those are the figures he holds in his mind (even when he gets the names wrong) and as long as he has them anchored in there, he doesn’t seem to care if everything else is blown off in a fog.
There was a also a short meeting with our attorney (Vernon’s attorney, really…but I handle it for him, obviously.) He still hasn’t read or sent our letters off, which at first disappointed me, but now it seems that the legal stuff won’t be wrapped up for awhile, so maybe its just as well. Though my emotions rise up over it, I have to trust legal counsel and believe that things are done according to their proper time. He also advised me not to share much about the legal stuff until later, so I’ll leave this light update here and carry on as quietly as about that as I have all along. But my head is full of new jargon and legalese that makes perfect sense when I’m in the conversation, but makes me slightly anxious to think about later.