This is my first post using esteem. It is going to be a short one, shorter than what I had been posting recently.
My grandfather has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He is 84 years old. He is my mom's dad. For the past years, his condition is gradually getting worse. He had been in and out of the hospital due to aches and pains, dizziness, difficulty breathing, recurrent cough and colds, pneumonia, etc.
He now requires more medicines mostly antibiotics. Also, he is now dependent on nebules which helps him breath better. Even a short walk of about 10 feet will leave him wheezing and weakened.
It does not help that our weather here brings rain right after lunch scattered throughout the afternoons and sometimes in the evenings. He does get sunshine and warmth in the mornings which is good.
Last Sunday, we decided to take him to the beach for a breath of salty air, different environment. This helps to lift his mood from the dreary,gloomy, wet and cold.
We took him down to the lowlands where the air is warmer. It is 2-3 hours' drive from our place to Poro Point.
It was early afternoon when we arrived. Dark clouds hung ominous across the sky which gave shade from too much sun.
We spend time hunting for crabs and combing the sand looking for interesting shells.
As much as we wanted grandpa to swim, it is not yet advisable since he is not yet recovered from his hospitalization. He did walked a few steps, taking a break every so often to catch his breath.
He very much would love to do more but his condition will not allow it. We kept a watchful eye on him the whole time because he might fall. His dizziness and weakened legs leave him off balanced at times that's why he needs a cane all the time.
We let him dip his feet in the water. We spent as much time possible until he asked us to go home.
There are interesting places to go near Poro Point but for now, we are contended with the few hours we spent by the beach, seeing that grandpa enjoyed the trip as well.
Sharing with you a beautiful sunset to end the day. On our way home, grandpa said to go back next week. We agreed but when is the next one will be is yet to be determined.
All photos were taken by my sister and posted in her social media. Copied and posted here with permission.