Joe has been hallucinating all night and all day today. When he is hallucinating, he usually lays flat on his back and talks to the ceiling, and it’s nearly impossible to get him back to reality; we just have to keep him safe in bed and let the hallucinations run their course.
Last night he was having an imaginary conversation with his brother, Bart. First they were planning to go on a hunting trip, then they were loading a flat bed truck with feed bags. At around 3am he was hollering to Bart that he needed to “go out to the garage and unload that hog from Grandma’s rig!”
I sleep in the same room with Joe, so I talked to him from my bed and said, “Joe, what are you hollering about?”
Joe: “Huh…? Oh, well see, Bart left the hog in the garage and it’s bleeding all over the place!”
Me: “Bart already unloaded the hog so there’s nothing to worry about.”
Joe: “How do you know?”
Me: “Because he told me.”
Joe: “Oh he did? Well sorry for hollering at you Bart!”
Me: “Bart says he forgives you.”
This afternoon, Joe was still hallucinating in his bedroom and I was listening to him through the baby monitor that we have out in the living room so that I could hear him if he tried to get up out of bed on his own.
He was mostly just talking jibberish, but all of a sudden he shouted out, “Hey! Hey you! You got any Viagra?”
I went back to his bedroom and asked him if everything was okay.
Joe grinned: “I’m just making arrangements to get my hands on some Viagra.”
Me: “You think you need some Viagra huh?”
Joe: “Well I don’t think I need it, but I think that Dot might enjoy it, if you know what I mean…”
I laughed: “Yes, I know what you mean.”
Joe: “Okay, well go ahead and send Dot in. Tell her I’ll be awaitin’ for her…”
Me: “I’ll be sure to do that.”
Joe: “Oh shit, what are you doing here Bart? Well it’s really not a good time for us to go hunting Bart. Why? Well I’ll tell you why…I just took a Viagra!”
I figured that was my cue to exit.