INTO THE FOG
Tears roll down his face as he realizes these could be his final days.
"Is this the end of my life?" Jerry Rush said.
He looks out the window, then sits with his wife. Vivid memories of the war roll in.
“He’s back on the ship, from World War II,” his wife Joye Rush said.
She thinks her husband is working through the emotions of war, where he was the youngest guy on the ship, just 17, a gunner at sea.
“Why can’t I go? They are trying to kill me,” Jerry said.
“Nobody is trying to kill you. The VA says you need to be here,” Joye said.
This is something she tells her husband, because explaining the truth is hard for him.
Jerry began showing signs of dementia eight years ago, but the symptoms increased. Symptoms like shuffling of the feet, reminiscing memories, and hallucinations, like the time he thought fireworks outside were enemies from the war.