Sunday, April 22, 2012
We went to visit my parents tonight. Eric and Quinn were sweeping out the garage and Dad wanted to watch and supervise. Dad fell and hit his head against 100 yr old metal trunk. We took Dad to the emergency room where he needed 6 stitches above his eyebrow.
Dad was drunk and slurring his words. The ER doctor could smell it on him. The neighbors are scared of his driving. He recently was visited by the sheriff as someone driving behind him complained about his driving. I'm afraid he'll hurt himself or another person. We asked Dad for his keys, but he refused. So, Eric disconnected the battery to his van. Dad called the police. I was relieved when the sheriff showed up. The filed a report and will have someone investigate to see if he is a fit driver. I will call his doctor on Monday, and let her know what happened.
I had to tell my Mom not to let her keys out of her sight. Unfortunately, I am afraid my Dad will take the battery out of her car or will just buy a new one. My Dad needs to get treatment but refuses to even admit he has a problem. He needs to be in a nursing home, where he can be safe.