Telling stories about Robert and his drive to spread awareness about epilepsy makes me happy.
|A recent moment of "excellent"|
Sharing Robert’s proclamation of just about everything as “excellent” makes me happy too.
Seeing Robert become angry and irritable, short-tempered and cranky with most everyone he comes in contact with...
Every now and then Robert’s neurologist wants to try a new medication. Robert is on a litany of drugs right now yet his seizures remain uncontrolled. Over the past few months, Robert’s seizures have been coming in clusters and have been more frequent.
|Robert - happy and doing...|
I don’t like to admit seizures scare me but sometimes they do.
You would think I would be used to Robert having seizures. After all, he’s my youngest brother and he’s had them practically his entire life.
|Robert's downstairs bathroom|
|One of my favorite moments|
It is easy enough to do: keep track of your caregiving day...
One weekend a few months ago, Robert asked me to find his pocket phone book. I knew we didn’t have this but I looked in his closet anyway. I told Robert there was no pocket phone book to be found.
|Robert's Bible cover|
The next weekend, he asked again....
I’ve been having a pity party (don’t take it personally if I didn’t invite you). Thank goodness it’s almost over, though – I am running out of refreshments.
|Before the Pity Party|
So what’s been my problem?
It is a very busy time at work – this is the usual...