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My day today and an update on my mother...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Today has been OK although I have been kind of blue all day because of father's day.

I went and visited the cemetery where my stepfather is placed tonight and talked to him about mom a little bit and my neighbor took some pictures of me near his monument to show mom later on.

Also I went and visited with mom tonight as well and it was a good thing I did as tonight I have learned that she is not eating at all and is instead doing the same thing to them at the nursing home that she was doing with me.

Meaning that she is not eating anything at all other than maybe a 1/2 packet of peanut butter crackers.

Instead she is still doing what she did with me before she went to the hospital and that is...

She is drinking water like a fish

She is also drinking diet sodas all the time

And as far as getting any nutrition at all...she is drinking low calorie Gatorade and also ensure.

Her nurse tonight told me that if this continues the doctor has suggested a feeding tube.

Also my half sister put on face book today a picture of my father that I thought was quite a nice thing to do.

Tomorrow I am still debating going to my neighbor's funeral as it starts at 11am with visitation and the funeral is at 1pm.

Also I think that they are saying it is supposed to rain here in Ohio tomorrow.
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    Lot on your plate, hope you work it all out! Peace and love to you! emoticon emoticon
    1737 days ago
  • MAW_OH
    It's good that she is drinking, but she also seems to be declining because she dosent want to eat. She is being taken care of there, around the clock. And you have been there for her this entire time. Lance, you have done everything you can to help her. She does appreciate it and she loves you! You take care of yourself!
    1738 days ago
  • FISHER011
    Sorry your Mom is not doing well. Having her in the rehab home is a good thing-they can give her a feeding tube if she won't eat. I know it's hard, but it is a good thing that she has Drs & Nurses monitoring her condition.
    Nice that you were able to visit your step Father's resting place & have photos to share with your Mom.
    Take care of yourself!
    1739 days ago
    I am so sorry your mom is not doing well, and I hope she can start eating again. Do you know if she is not eating because food doesn't taste good to her? If she is still nauseated from the chemo they could try some other medications for nausea.

    I am glad you visited your stepdad's grave. emoticon
    1740 days ago
    I hope it goes better for you.
    1740 days ago
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