Moving and Mom
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Little did we know when Mom fell on December 21st that our lives would change drastically. At first, the EMS responders thought it was a clean fall with nothing broken and my sister took her home. Mom complained with pain and we were staying with her 24/7 during Christmas. The pain continued and we decided maybe they were wrong, so, we called Mom's doctor, got X-rays and found she had broken the main tendon connecting patella to tibia. She was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 26 and had surgery on the 27th. On the 28th she was moved to a rehabilitation nursing center and has been getting therapy there since. Mom has beginning Alzsheimers and her mind is so mixed that we will have to have skilled care for her all the time now, so, we are in the process o f packing up her things and getting ready for this move.
I have to say this is one of the hardest things we have had to do. Having to decide which things we can let go is slowing us down.
We run across items they have saved such as all the commenrative cups, bowls and things given to Dad through all the years from his employment. We have huge boxes of pictures, albums and books that we have to divide and try to keep for future generations.
Mom is 90 and she and Dad were together 63 years before Dad 's death in 2001. so. you can imagine the things saved. We would love to keep everything , but, space will not allow it. My sisters (2) and I will be spending another day on Monday packing and crying and choosing how to make this move for Mom.
Anyone know how to make it easier?