Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue

little animals

Something new

Something borrowed

Something blue

Today when I visited Al

He had something new

To say, something

Borrowed from a

Scary movie I once watched

And something that

Made me blue

For the first time

I knew without thinking

That Al is beginning

Another part of the

Nasty Parkinson’s Disease

I took him lunch

Which I try to do

On Sunday noons

As our families

Used to do

Right in the middle

Of eating his fries

He looked at the floor

And then rubbed his eyes

He asked me if I saw

What he had seen

I looked at the floor

And said no it is clean

He said little animals

Were all over the floor

But when he rubbed his eyes

And looked again they were never more………….

Terry Shepherd


33 thoughts on “Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue

  1. *hugs* I had no idea this was a part of PD. How horrifying.. thankfully it was just little animals. Any word on when he can come home. Will you be able to handle him if he has a bad hallucination?


    • from what I was taught even though we realize there is nothing there, we do not argue with him and let him believe what he wishes. for he believes it is the truth. All i know is they are setting his budget now and he should be home soon. I am hoping next month


    • I think our minds get used to what has happened in our lives. I look back at what i have written so far and wonder who those kids are…………sounds stupid i know but we or I have become fearful and have always felt unwanted so i think in our under lying minds the past remains present


  2. How difficult for you both! I know my mom was halucinating the last month she was alive. She saw glasses of water in her bed, or a man in a chair (my dad I think) who was not there. There are many causes of halucinations. It might help to mention it to his doctor, but there might not be much that can be done. It depends on the cause. I know when I was about 10 I had a fever and I could see “men’s heads” on the wallpaper in mom’s room. Later I looked and they weren’t there. Good luck to you and Al. I hope this is a temporary thing and that he can come home soon.


  3. Much love to you Terry. Father, I pray in Jesus’ name that You will arise and show Yourself strong on Terry’s behalf. Comfort her Lord, and in Jesus’ name, deliver Al from the visions the enemy puts before him. Instead, Father, I ask that You give Al the vision to see those things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and commendable. Lord, let him see if there is any excellence, and if there is anything worthy of praise, and let him think about and see those things, in Jesus’ name, amen.


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