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3/26/15 8:56 A

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I didn't get a chance to see her Tuesday. I did call last night and she sounded excited to hear Helena.

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3/24/15 5:24 A

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Mom sort of acted a little confused as to where she went Sunday. The more she talked, the more I realized that she and Barb didn't want to go with Shannon.

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3/23/15 8:50 A

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Didn't get a chance to call her last night. Curious as to what happened.

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3/22/15 3:26 P

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After church, i stopped and made a key for the alarm people and some things from the grocery store for mom. When I got there, no one was there and Diamond was locked upstairs: THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK. Lisa called to tell mom that she was on her way over to pick her up to go to Sharon's to celebrate Gary's birthday. It's good that she called. I suspect the casino, but...

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3/21/15 3:19 P

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When I got there about 11:30, Mom was dressed but a bit frazzled. Barb and Shannon had wanted her to make reservations for the casino for Tuesday and she was having trouble making them. She got confused on what day to make them. But she did have her money ready. She gave me a bunny for Helena. When she was talking to Barb, I got the feeling that Barb may have bought it for Mom. Barb did take down the St. Patrick's Day decorations in the window and put up the Easter decorations.

Mom is still picking at the spot above her right eye and she has two more spots on her forehead that she picked at and has raw. She also thought I was back from my trip.

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3/20/15 8:58 A

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I ran late yesterday (story of my life). When I called over to Mom's Sharon answered the phone. I didn't expect her back for another week. Even though she didn't feel well, she was there. I knew mom was in good hands. She told me that they were planning to go to the casino today.

Barb called over there later. She said she had laryngitis and couldn't go to the casino. Sharon called and asked if I wanted to go, but I have to babysit.

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3/19/15 9:48 A

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I got there fairly early because I went right after I went to the dealership. Barb and Mom were sleeping. I started a load of clothes and took down stuff in the basement. Mom got up and I gave her breakfast and her pills. Barb still wasn't up when I left. Instead of walking a couple steps to the mailbox, Barb put a letter to be mailed in the box that Mom doesn't use. Go figure.

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3/18/15 7:26 A

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I stopped by yesterday, thinking I had about a half hour to sit with Mom. She didn't have any milk and she wanted a shamrock shake for her and for Barb. She was thinking that Barb might come over to barbecue. So, my half hour was spent doing that. She did get dressed when I was gone.

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3/17/15 10:31 A

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When I got there, no one was there. Diamond was upstairs with the door closed. A half full wine glass was in the upstairs bathroom.

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3/16/15 10:11 A

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I wasn't able to go there until 3. Barb was still there when I got there. Mom was sitting in the bedroom putting some of the icy blue cream on her knee. It looks better, but there's still a couple raw parts. I got out the neosporin, put it on and then a bandage. She seemed in good spirits.

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3/15/15 6:31 P

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I got there later than I wanted to yesterday. I did a load of clothes and helped Mom get ready for church. She went with Barb, then out to eat.

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3/14/15 8:50 A

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I got to Mom's about 11 yesterday. Barb was still upstairs sleeping and Mom was sleeping, too. I made her coffee and English muffin, got her pills, and brought them to her. Diamond was checking out the muffin. Mom took a small piece off and gave it to her; she ate it.

Sherry sent me the pictures of Helena in a babushka that we took when we Skyped. I happened to have a brand new 4 x 6 frame, so I printed a copy for both of us and brought Mom hers. She loved it.

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3/13/15 7:18 A

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I was working on Mom's doctor log for Sherry. I looked at all the times others were able to spend quality time with Mom instead of doing the things that I do, like clean, shop, do bills, etc. It makes me sad to think that I'm not really spending quality time with her.

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3/12/15 3:15 P

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Barb came over last night and took Mom to get a haircut. It doesn't look good. When I got there today, they were leaving for the casino.

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3/11/15 3:15 P

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I came right from my appointment so I got there about 11. Mom was still sleeping so I cleaned the kitchen for her. When she woke up she was in good spirits. Her eyebrow and knee are looking better. But she mentioned again that she was a little down.

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3/10/15 9:07 A

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When I got there yesterday, Barb was still there. The garbage cans were still out front. She came out and said she'd move the car for me and she left. So...I got to bring the cans in again, feed the birds, shut the big gates. I got to the little gate and went to shut it and saw something out of the corner of my eye. I found the ring!

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3/9/15 8:20 A

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Haven't talked to her today. I hope she's in good spirits.

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3/8/15 2:56 P

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She was raring to go when I got there,

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3/7/15 7:37 A

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She was up when Harry and I got there. Both of us were running like crazy, so I'm glad we both came. We got to tag-team. Diamond went upstairs and got into the attic space that Barb took the statue from in front of. So..take it back up and leave a note. I'm religious, and Barb has tried to chastise me for it...but sometimes she really is off the deep end. Mom was up and seemed good. I started looking for the garage door opener in the broom closet. I found garbage in the green bag, including some wine bottles. Finally found the remote way in the back.

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3/6/15 9:36 A

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She was in bed all day and said she was feeling down. Still haven't found the ring. The knee is still raw in parts but getting better.

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3/5/15 8:15 A

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We haven't found the ring yet. When I got there yesterday, I did look a little. Mom had already made something to eat and cleaned up the kitchen. Her bandage was off again, so I put another on and then did her pills for the week.

The day before, she looked through her recipes. I asked if she found one that she wanted to make. She said that she just didn't see anything she wanted to make. I still wonder if she had trouble reading and concentrating.

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3/4/15 8:49 A

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Mom got it in her head last night that she needed to close the gates. She went out in her slippers and lost Dad's ring that she was wearing.

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3/3/15 9:05 A

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I called Mom to see if Barb was still there and was going to the doctor appointment that she insisted be made. She already left. Without setting the garbage out for pickup. Without taking her own garbage from upstairs out. Mom had the bandage off. She either scraped it again or picked at it.

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3/2/15 7:52 A

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I thought Mom and Barb went to the casino yesterday. Mom called about 7:30; they missed the bus. She told me she needed money. She wants an allowance every month. She wants money for when she does go to the casino (trying for tomorrow). She wants $300 to pay for the doctor today.

If I had a nickle for every time she's asked for an "allowance" in the past month, I'd be rich. It's always when Barb is with her. I have no clue where she got the figure for the cost of the doctor.

I am worried about her. I know she needs someone with her more. I know I can't keep going the way I'm going and doing most of the things for her. I need help. I need to do for me; I'm tired of getting sick. I need to take care of Sherry and Helena right now or their well-being will be in danger. Definitely time for a family meeting.

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3/1/15 4:13 P

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Sandy said the knee still looked bad yesterday - like mom had been picking at it. When Sandy went to go get some bandage tape, Mom told Brooke that she fell when she was hanging sheets on the line. It's been a year and a half since she's done that. I believe she tripped going up the stairs when she was in the basement a little over a week ago. I'm glad she's going to the doctor tomorrow. I think she needs something for her nerves, but I hate for her to take anything else.

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2/28/15 8:07 A

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Mom had her bandage off again. It looked like she had tried to clean it with a kleenex. She's nervous about something and is constantly picking at her eyebrow, her nose, etc. I realized Monday that someone needs to be with her more. Everybody seems to be turning to me. And I keep thinking: Wait. I love my Mom. I have a life. I don't want to give up working to pay my bills, give up my relationship with Tim, give up my time with my girls. Why does everyone think I should give all this up? I can do so much with Mom, but I need help.

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2/27/15 10:37 A

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She had duct tape on her knee yesterday and on the top of the cookie jar that Tim just fixed. It's scary.

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2/26/15 9:34 A

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Somehow the bandage was off when I got there yesterday morning. She didn't know if it fell off or she took it off. I called to make reservations for the casino for Sunday for her and Barb. She got confused as to what day she was going. It was easy to do. There was a ? on Thursday and Saturday, then Barb said Sunday. Mom keeps wanting me to go. I just don't have the money, the time...plus I have a meeting on Sunday.

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2/25/15 10:05 A

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I stopped before and after babysitting. Her knee is looking better. When I came after babysitting, she had already ate. It surprised me a little, but made me feel good knowing that she actually did eat on her own.

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2/24/15 8:17 A

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I took Mom to the doctor for her knee yesterday. When we got there, it was a lot worse. the doctor said she fell. She doesn't remember when she did. I talked to Barb afterwards. She said mom had a bad night Sunday night. I know Barb doesn't handle things all that well, but I wondered why she didn't go with us after knowing Mom had a bad night. Mom wanted Barb to spend the night last night and Barb told her no.

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2/23/15 9:28 A

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Mom showed Cheryl and me her knee yesterday. It's swollen and has a u-shaped rash on it. Cheryl called me last night and said it looks worse. I am taking her into the doctor.

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2/22/15 8:30 A

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When I called her in the morning, she gave me the impression that she was by herself. When I got there, Barb had spent the night. She insisted I give my sister a kiss. Barb asked if anyone was doing anything about Mom's knee hurting, otherwise she would have to. I told her that I took her to the doctor who gave her something, said it was arthritis, and recommended going back to the doctor that replaced the knee. I tried to find out who it was but couldn't. I am giving her an Aleve every morning and will make an appointment with a doctor that was just recommended to me. I should have told her that she could take over.

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2/21/15 8:38 A

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It was casino day yesterday. She was dressed before I got there.

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2/20/15 9:36 A

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Mom was unsure about a few things yesterday. Not sure what got her out of her routine, other than the fact that Barb spent the night Tuesday night.

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I talked to Mom 3 times yesterday and told her I was in an accident. She didn't remember. When Lisa called me when she was there, Mom didn't remember talking to me.

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Mom asked me again for an allowance again yesterday before she went to the casino. When I got there, she was dressed and had cleaned a bit.

This morning she said she hurt a bit from the ambulance ride.

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Sunday night, Mom realized that she didn't have her passport. Instead of calling me, she looked everywhere and even called Barb. Barb told her to call me and she didn't. I still had it in my purse from when we went to the hospital.

She called me last night and said she wanted to talk to me but wouldn't say what it is about. I don't know if she will remember today or not. Sometimes when she says that, Barb has given her some ideas (that are usually wrong) and then she gets to questioning things.

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Although I knew what Mom needed in the house, she wanted me to make a grocery list when I got there. Harry was there when I did get there. But I still took the garbage to the curb and made a grocery list. I started going through Mom's closet and managed to get a tall garbage bag full of stained clothes. I took them right out to the garbage and I don't think Mom noticed.

I was getting ready to leave and she asked if she could have money at the beginning of each month. (Sounds like a Barb suggestion to me.) I told her that I had already given her the money and her purse was ready for the casino. She wanted to double check. Her purse didn't have the candy, the Canadian money and most of the American money in it that I had put in there on Friday. As I started to look for it, she remembered that it was in the basket under the cloth.


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2/15/15 9:52 A

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Sharon was with her yesterday. DTE Energy did come and get the refrigerator from the basement - $50 for Mom and one less thing in basement. Sharon said they talked about Barb. When I got on the phone with Mom, she sounded down and not quite right.

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When I got to Mom's, Barb was there. She spent the night after telling Sharon she wouldn't.. She came downstairs and said, "I see the next shift is here. I'm leaving." and she walked over the garbage bag on the landing and left. Mom went to lay down. Pretty soon she called me in there and told me to not leave, that she didn't feel good. Her chest hurt, she was sweaty, then cold, then clammy. She started getting worked up and breathing shallow. She told me to call 911 and started praying. I couldn't get in touch with anyone and she was getting more worked up, so I did call the doctor then 911. She was taken to St. John Macomb. By the time they let me see her, she was better. An EKG was done, an x-ray, a urine test, and blood work. They all came back normal, so she was sent home.

She kept apologizing to me. When we got home, I had her take a shower and made her some soup and a half of a pork sandwich. She ate good. She sent me home. I called after I got out of the shower and she sounded tired but okay.

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Mom still didn't feel good yesterday. She apologized to Sharon and Lisa, but they didn't know what she was apologizing for. I think I was the only one that she told that she wondered if someone had gone through her purse on Saturday.

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I found out Mom didn't take her pills Monday night. After all the talks I've had with Harry, he still doesn't go down and watch her take them. So...it's back to me again.

I changed Mom's sheets and washed her bedspread yesterday. She wanted to lay in bed after and asked me if I could help her. She said she didn't want the blankets down first because they were picky. I had to pull them down and show her that the sheets were on the bottom.

Her knee bothered her again. She was supposed to go to Lisa's but wasn't sure if she wanted to. I tried to talk her into it because I know it will be cold for the next few days. She called Lisa after I left and said she wasn't coming. She still had the thought in her head that some guy at Lisa's went through her purse on Saturday, even though I assured her nothing was missing.

When Sharon called her to remind her that she was coming to pick her up, mom told her she wasn't going. She also said that no one was there. Harry and I were both there.

Sharon tried to talk to her about assisted living again. Mom still wants to plant tomato plants, etc. this summer. She hardly got around last summer and I was the one that spent the time watering when I could. A lot of plants died for lack of care. She's gotten to where getting around is even harder for her. I don't think she'll be able to do anything in the yard this year.

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Sharon was with Mom from about 11:30 until about 6. It felt great to know that someone else was spending quality time with her. I just wish Sharon was around more.

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2/10/15 10:13 A

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Mom knew she went over to someone's house for dinner Saturday, but didn't remember who. She did remember that they celebrated Meg's birthday. She said that some boy had taken her purse and she wasn't sure if anyone was in it or not. I went through her money with her and don't think there was any missing.

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2/9/15 10:03 A

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Mom called me twice while I was at church. When I called back, she said the cat needed food. It took me a minute to realize she was talking about canned food. I stopped and got some and went over. I knew I had to take the garbage out. It had been three weeks since it went out.

Cheryl brought some bags to the door when I got there. She did clean the litter box for me. There was a bag in the middle of the yard. No clue how it got there. I collected another bag when I was there.

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2/8/15 9:02 A

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I called Mom after Becky came. She was supposed to be here by 12 and she didn't leave until about 2. Mom said she was getting ready to go to Lisa's for dinner to celebrate Meg's and Brendan's birthdays. I'm glad she didn't back out.

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2/7/15 9:13 A

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I got busy yesterday morning and didn't get over.

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2/6/15 8:03 A

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When I got there yesterday, she was curled up in bed with Diamond. She complained about her knee again. I started the chili and she got up. She ate some chili and looked at pictures and videos with me. She really enjoyed that. But then it was back in bed.

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2/5/15 9:47 A

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Mom called me early yesterday asking about Tim. As I was going to babysit, she called again. She asked me what was going on with Barb. I told her that Barb hasn't talked to me in a long time. I can't lie to her and say she has. I did remind her that Barb goes to the beat of her own drummer. She often goes for a long time without talking to people.

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2/4/15 8:22 A

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I stopped by for a couple hours yesterday. She was making something to eat when I got there. Her leg is still bothering her. She commented about having nothing to do because I did the dishes and cleaned the bath. I'd love to spend more time there. Still working on schedule.

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2/3/15 10:49 A

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I will do the checkbooks then head over. I know she'll need tp, kleenex, etc.

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2/2/15 10:21 A

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I talked to her yesterday and she sounded okay. There's too much snow for me to get over there today. Harry said he'll go down.

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2/1/15 8:38 A

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Tim and I stopped by yesterday to check on Mom and get her pills ready. We went up to the store to get her milk and some sweets because of today's snow. When we got back, she wanted us to get stuff to make chilli. She gets lonely and I often feel bad.

Barb called her when we were there and told her that Bonnie was home. Mom had told me she passed. I don't know where she got that idea. She had to call to hear for herself. I was glad when she answered the phone.

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1/31/15 9:57 A

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I was running late for babysitting when I called Mom to see if she took her pills. She said no and asked if she should take the night or the Saturday morning pills. I went over and she had taken the morning pills. She told me Bonnie passed and that she was thinking going to the casino would help.

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1/30/15 8:51 A

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I promised Mom that I would come over yesterday to color her hair. It was way over-do. When I got there, Barb's car was in the driveway. So, I took a deep breath, and went in. I was there 10 minutes before she realized I was there. I startled her as she came out of the den and I came out of the bathroom. She went upstairs to smoke one. Both TVs were on, the kitchen counter and stove were covered with dishes. So I shut off the TVs and did up the dishes. Got the mail and took out the garbage. She came down with her coat on and said she was going to the credit union and asked Mom if she wanted her to get anything. Mom jokingly said money. Barb quipped about how I was the only one who could do that and left. She looked at Mom and said "hmmm" when she came back in, went back upstairs for awhile, then came down and planted herself on the couch.

Mom was acting like she felt guilty about Barb being there. She also asked me twice who's car was in the driveway. This whole week, Mom's been off.

Today they are going to the casino. Mom asked if I brought her money. I told her we had gotten it together on Tuesday. She asked where it was. I went to get it and it wasn't there. When I went back into the den, she was holding the money; she had it in her purse already.

There were a couple wine glasses on the counter and some white wine in the house that hadn't been there. Mom's been asking for wine lately. It seems so strange because she hasn't drank in years.

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1/29/15 9:21 A

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Mom had trouble again making phone calls yesterday. When I got there, she was trying to call Barb and dialing 1-586 and then the last 4 numbers. She had trouble again last night. I wonder if she would be able to handle my old cell phone. It's not like it's like the new ones and it is bigger than the one that Sharon had gotten her. I need to try something. I am wishing I didn't take back that phone I got from Wal Mart.

Sharon keeps saying that she wouldn't get used to anything different, that it would be hard to move her. But she has gotten worse in this past month - or am I just catching her at bad times?

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1/28/15 6:49 A

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Mom called just as i was headed over there. She said she was having problems with her phone. I suspected she was trying to make a long distance call and was right. I am thinking about activating my old phone and putting all the numbers in it that she needs. But, as with the phone Sharon had for her, will she use it?

She wasn't sleeping, but was laying in bed while I was there. I realize that her knee hurts. I know I need to track down who did her knee replacement. I just need time to do everything.

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1/27/15 9:44 A

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I got some housework done...changed the bed, did a load of laundry, dusted. I had asked Mom the day before if Cheryl had taken out the garbage, When I was coming down the street, I noticed Harry's bin was out but Mom's wasn't. Nope...they were still full in the garage.

After I left, she called and asked where her candle was. One day last week, she commented on how she needed a new candle because that one had burned down in the middle. When I was there, I noticed it wasn't on the counter. I don't know who threw it away.

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1/26/15 8:11 A

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I know I need to go over and dye Mom's hair and do some housework. It's been awhile since I've done both and it will probably take awhile.

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1/25/15 3:44 P

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I talked to Mom yesterday and today. Both times she said that she was glad I was finally home. Yesterday, she said I hadn't been over. I will definitely go over in the morning. I know there's housework that needs to be done.

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1/24/15 8:21 A

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Mom and Barb went to the casino. I waited until after I knew they left before bringing over some milk and straightening things up. I still don't understand why others don't pick up, especially since the same set of parents raised us and we all had the same schooling through high school.

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1/23/15 5:55 P

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Mom had Cheryl call yesterday after I was there to ask where her money is. She didn't remember. Barb was in the background threatening to go to a lawyer again because she doesn't know where Mom's money is. I feel like telling her to take the bank statements with her.

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1/22/15 9:03 A

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I stopped over with food yesterday morning and made her something to eat. I didn't stay long because it was snowing like crazy. When I got home, she called and said to not come because of the weather and she had plenty to eat.

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1/21/15 7:27 A

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She called when I was still at the hospital and told me not to come over. She was a little confused about where I was.

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1/20/15 7:28 A

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She ate good. Barb called while I was there and mom tried to talk her into coming over and spending the night. She also kept asing me if Tim could come over to fix the latch on the front screen door. She had trouble remembering that we want it open so we could get in.

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1/19/15 6:58 A

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Mom still seems to be doing okay. I just wish I could keep going over and spending time with her. She does really do better when in a routine.

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