Justine had a fever all night so I won’t be sending her to school this morning nor will I be visiting Vernon as planned. So in lieu of a current update, I’ll share a video from last week.
They’ve had a hard time keeping Vernon in his bed, which is frustrating for the staff, obviously. The nursing home cannot use restraints at all, not even bars on the side of his bed, so they place two mats on the floor between his and Joe’s beds. It’s difficult for the CNA’s to get him back into the bed from the floor, but at least he doesn’t weigh much (he has recently put on weight and now is closer to 110 lbs.) So here he is on the floor with his daughter. There may not be much of his old personality left in him, but there is still love for his family.
And she loves him. In the midst of her fevered dreams last night, she said: “I miss dad.”