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Old 07-13-2019, 07:02 PM   #2101
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I got the impression Carruthers wanted to be there in case it did happen, rather than Trying to prevent any possibility. Were that the case he could never go outside the house, not even to fetch the mail, or photograph a crooked tree.
However, he's a grown man and has to make his own decisions.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:23 PM   #2102
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They have ups and downs in their capabilities throughout the day. There's even a term for those who do substantially worse during the evenings - sundowners. Letting their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) go unmonitored for any part of the day is always a calculated risk. While those doing the watching have to make time for their own ADLs, a dog can really complicate matters if it doesn't adjust to everyone's schedules. Maybe get a robo-dog, like K9. Program it to help with alarms and reminders.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:43 PM   #2103
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Goddamn fig trees in the backyard are dropping 4-5 figs an hour. Goddamn dog keeps eating them. Goddamn dog's stomach keeps puking them back up. Goddamn dog keeps eating its own vomit.

I try to go out there and pick up the new figs every time the goddamn dog goes out to pee. But the goddamn dog doesn't like this new pattern and is now peeing and pooping in the house all the time instead.

Goddamn fig trees.
Update: we have now purchased 50 feet of plastic garden netting and 15 stomp-down fence posts, and have completely walled off the portion of the yard beneath the fig trees. The dogs and the fig trees can all go fuck themselves.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:03 PM   #2104
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Boing Boing - excuse level weak

What kind of trouble that couldn't wait 20 minutes till you get back, and if by some strange reason he did that, he'd sure as hell learn to not pull that shit until you got back. Respect is a two way street.
Head injury from a fall. Any bleeding injury from a fall. punctured lung from a fall..... Carruthers can be pretty sure his dad is ok while he grocery shops, because dad is sitting reading the morning papers. After that, all bets are off.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:32 AM   #2105
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… The dogs and the fig trees can all go fuck themselves.
A doggone good figure of speech.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:44 AM   #2106
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Head injury from a fall. Any bleeding injury from a fall. punctured lung from a fall..... Carruthers can be pretty sure his dad is ok while he grocery shops, because dad is sitting reading the morning papers. After that, all bets are off.
Yep. That's what got Pete's step-Dad. Carruthers has a lot on his plate. Pete's step-Dad had his mood supported by a new dog but whether or not said dog tripped him in his night wanderings is up for debate.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:25 AM   #2107
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Head injury from a fall. Any bleeding injury from a fall. punctured lung from a fall..... Carruthers can be pretty sure his dad is ok while he grocery shops, because dad is sitting reading the morning papers. After that, all bets are off.
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Yep. That's what got Pete's step-Dad. Carruthers has a lot on his plate. Pete's step-Dad had his mood supported by a new dog but whether or not said dog tripped him in his night wanderings is up for debate.
It might be worth relating the following.

When Dad gets changed, or needs somewhere convenient to sort out his post, he'll perch on the edge of the bed.

Using his walker, he reverses up to the bed and attempts to sit on it.

His generally frail state means that he can't lower himself in an ordered way and makes what can best be described as a 'gravity assisted arrival'.

On a number of occasions he has misjudged matters, landed on the edge of the bed and slid to the floor. I think on one occasion he might even have missed the bed altogether..

Luckily, he has only bruised his dignity but getting him upright again has presented something of a challenge.

On one occasion I was in the shower so it took a couple of minutes between the alarm being raised and 'rescue efforts ' getting under way.

I just can't run the risk of him having a fall and being half an hour or more away.
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