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Triple Whammy
Posted by: Frank
Date: July 27, 2020 01:48AM
I've been learning how to cope with my wife's alzhiemers trip, now at the moderate level, she is so confused and anxious,
combined with the pandemic, and now ... hurricane Douglas is about to hit Kauai. I've done everything I could think of to protect our house and yard ... and us.
Please send some good thoughts, I'm in need.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2020 03:22AM by Frank.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: July 27, 2020 02:04AM
We’re listening Frank, must be very hard on you.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Drew
Date: July 27, 2020 03:21AM
Living in Japan, I've experienced hurricanes, some quite close. They're not fun. We have a special needs daughter who is usually quite calm, but becomes distraught when the weather is stormy. As long as she's with me and I remain calm, even joking with her lightly, she is OK. Praying for you and your wife.

You've done well to protect your house and family. Now figure out the most secure part of the house away from possible broken windows and wait it out together. Speaking of windows, have you boarded up or taped them? Here in Japan, most places have sliding shutters to guard windows from flying objects in a storm.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Frank
Date: July 27, 2020 03:30AM
I had a 3M film applied to our windows years ago. It makes the glass somewhat like a laminated glass storefront window so a projectile hitting the window just makes a small hole (hopefully). We have an interior room without windows where we can be secure.
Thanks for your prayers.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Drew
Date: July 27, 2020 03:43AM
Yeah, shattering from a projectile is what you want to guard against. Sounds good. If the interior room feels cramped and causes stress, another possible place would be on the side of the house opposite of wind direction. Of course still not close to a large window. Depends on your house layout. Will you have internet access to track the storm if power goes out?
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Frank
Date: July 27, 2020 04:22AM
Whew! The latest update on the path of the hurricane shows that it just jogged north after passing Oahu and will likely pass by Kauai with little damage. The hurricane is actually strengthening but its course has changed just enough to probably spare us. I'll sleep more easily after 2AM. Its 11:24 right now.
To answer your question, Drew, I would only have internet service as long as my UPS would be able to power my cable modem.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Drew
Date: July 27, 2020 05:03AM
So, no internet through a cell phone? Well, it's good news about the path change. They do that. Japanese weather forecasting is very good, but typhoons (what they call them here) are fickle and difficult to predict even hour by hour. Hang in there.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 27, 2020 05:22AM
when it rains, it pours

good luck my friend.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: July 27, 2020 05:29AM
Sending strength and prayers. Sounds like the news has gotten a little better. Sounds like you made the right moves and so did the weather.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 27, 2020 05:49AM
Glad it moved so you aren’t in the direct path. Hang in there and stay dry.



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: DP
Date: July 27, 2020 06:26AM
Sounds like you've done what you can. Keep us informed...





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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 27, 2020 07:07AM
Virtual internet hugs for both of you. Stay safe, and keep that pretty lady as calm as you can.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: July 27, 2020 07:22AM
Prayers have been asked for you and your through this time. Also for your ongoing strength, courage and wisdom in dealing with your wife's Alzheimers. May you have the peace of mind to handle what is thrown at you!



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 27, 2020 08:55AM
Prayers and good wishes coming your way. A relative had alzhiemers; it's a terrible disease. I hope you have some support nearby. angel smiley
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: July 27, 2020 09:11AM
That's a really tough triple whammy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 27, 2020 09:15AM
.....luckily Douglas missed Hawaii.....



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: July 27, 2020 09:46AM
Best wishes to you and your wife. I hope you ride out the storm with little damage.



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: July 27, 2020 09:57AM
Hey Frank, hope that the worst has passed. Does music help with your wife's anxiety? It didn't do much for my mom, but helped my neighbor's mom a lot — especially if she could sing along. Best wishes always! smiley-signs003
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: July 27, 2020 11:11AM
Sending positive vibes, Frank.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 27, 2020 11:27AM
Thinking of you and sending good thoughts! Please let us know that you're all right, and if you need help.



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Spiff
Date: July 27, 2020 12:23PM
Hey Frank. Good thoughts coming your way! How about an Update? You ok?
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: July 27, 2020 12:33PM
Sending good energy. I believe this will work out well.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: lost in space
Date: July 27, 2020 12:42PM
Best wishes for you and yours, Frank.



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 27, 2020 01:33PM
Best wishes your way...hope all is well!



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 27, 2020 01:56PM
Frank (and family),

Good thoughts also coming to you and yours from British Columbia.

Might I recommend a book? Am reading “The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline” by Dale E. Bredersen, MD. It was mentioned in “Successful Aging” by Daniel Levitin. (I’m a sucker for popular books dealing with neuroscience.)

I can already see following some of the recommendations from Dr. Bredersen and can imagine going visiting the book again.

Todd’s ever-declining keyboard
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: ArtP
Date: July 27, 2020 03:06PM
Sending prayers and good positive thoughts
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Frank
Date: July 27, 2020 03:50PM
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A-Polly
Hey Frank, hope that the worst has passed. Does music help with your wife's anxiety? It didn't do much for my mom, but helped my neighbor's mom a lot — especially if she could sing along. Best wishes always! smiley-signs003
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. It means a LOT. Thank goodness the eye passed us by. It was just 50 miles from Lihue as it approached but that was enough since it continued to move a little northward as it passed Kauai. We slept late and this morning is just rainy and a little windy. The Wailua River below our house is running high so we got a few inches overnight. Nothing like the rain bomb we got last year when Haena got over 40 inches in one 24 hour period. Looking out over our yard it looks like nothing happened. We're so lucky. I thought that the roof over our lanai might blow off but all is ok.

Music is transformative for Laura. We sing songs every day that we grew up with and listen to familiar music most of the day. It really calms her down.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 27, 2020 09:35PM
Prayers and positive thoughts coming that way.



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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: July 27, 2020 10:22PM
So good to hear that the most intense part of the storm decided to dodge your area! I like to think of you and your wife singing songs together. Peace.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 28, 2020 02:49PM
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WHiiP
Prayers have been asked for you and your through this time. Also for your ongoing strength, courage and wisdom in dealing with your wife's Alzheimers. May you have the peace of mind to handle what is thrown at you!

Add me as one praying for your family. Hang tough and we'll get through this.
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Re: Triple Whammy
Posted by: Forrest
Date: July 29, 2020 04:24AM
Franks - sending prayers your way. Glad the storm missed you. You are very lucky to be living on Kauai.

Leaving the radio on in the house is helpful and keeps our spirits up for the wife and I.
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