Saturday turned out to be a challenging day to get through. Our very elderly neighbour does not want to go into care, not even for a few weeks while his live in carer recovers from her own health issues. I think he doesn't believe that he'd get to come home if he lets them take him there, even though it's clear he cannot cope at home without someone with him all the time. Sadly, he is desperately unhappy and will do anything to stay out of a nursing home, and tried to take matters into his own hands on Saturday evening. I am very thankful that I was there to do something when he decided to call for help. It was a traumatic few hours, with ambulance, police and trying to contact his family, and an hour of candle light was just what I needed when it was all over.
I called the family for an update on our neighbour. He's unharmed by his actions on Saturday night, however he's currently refusing food, and appears to have been doing so for some time. He is remaining in hospital until some resolution is met. It's a sad situation, and I am praying that somehow he will realise that the people around him only want the best for him.