Monday, April 6, 2015

The Lost Jacket

We've been experiencing some warm weather here...and it's barely just spring! It's been in the 80's and 90's and mom still insists on wearing her thick, fleece jacket for every second of every day. It's gotten to the point where she has even been sleeping in it. She cannot make the connection between her severe sweating and her jacket. Needless to say, it is a concern for us when she goes on her walks in this heat. She ends up extremely hot and sweaty and refuses to drink water; we are afraid she will overheat herself and pass out. Try as we might, we cannot peel that jacket off of her!

My dad decided that the jacket needs to disappear. He was able to take it away one day, either when mom was showering or when she was changing (I'm not sure which). Of course mom has been frantically searching for her jacket and quite upset that my dad "lost" it. Not to fear. She has found ways to improvise. Each day, we find her with something new worn over her clothes in place of the lost jacket. It might be a dress, dad's t-shirt (worn inside-out and backwards) or dad's jacket. But mom is resourceful and creative!

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