Our children and my husband were all off on President's day so we all went to Gables Care Center where my father-in-law is being taken care of. The old folks have just got done eating lunch when we got there so we were glad to see my FIL awake, however, he was already dozing off. I think he was given his medicine after he ate so he was falling asleep as we were talking to him. He didn't talk very much, we let him take a nap.
We noticed that Dad lost some weight since our last visit. I feel bad for my father-in-law. I know that he is well taken care of in that facility but it's hard that we only get to see him once in a while. I don't know why but I feel this overwhelming feeling of depression whenever we are at a seniors' facility. Looking at the old people that seem miserable makes me depressed. I can't help but think of a future scenario for me and my husband. I hope that when it is time for us to go, we can go peacefully so we won't be a burden to anybody.
Before we left, my daughter played some songs at the piano for some of the old people in the lobby. One of the nurses there gave us a picture of Dad and his valentine date on Valentine's day. Another nurse approached me and asked if I am a Filipino. She wanted to know because she is half Filipino and she said that she seldom see Filipino at that facility. She talked to us for a little while and she told us that she knows my FIL. They all call him Pap.
It was a short visit with Dad but glad to see him again. We didn't get to talk to him a lot but just to see him is enough. We will have to go back there again when we get a chance. I justy wish he is near us so we can visit often.