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Monday, April 01, 2013

My MIL is in the nursing home full time now. She wants to be gone from there but we can't do it. She is sliding into dementia at times and she can't walk or stand by herself now. Yesterday, we took her to brunch at our Yacht Club. When we got to the nursing home to pick her up, she was at a church service in the dining room. It was 6 members from a church whose members are primarily african americans and they were having an alter call of sorts. MIL was extremely moved and had tears in her eyes. WE felt so blessed to see her that way and she couldn't stop talking about it. I am going to make sure that she goes to every church service they have there. If it gives her that much comfort.

The are discontinuing most of her physical therapy as she has progressed as far as she can go. They will continue to monitor her and increase as necessary.
Our task is to make sure she is entertained and kept busy. She is now officially out of money and we have been applying for medicaid. That is interesting. I guess when you think about it, living to be almost 94 years old on your own money and supporting yourself is not a bad thing.
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    You are a wonderful daughter to your MIL. She is lucky to have you. God's peace to you all.
    1843 days ago
    Yes it is an awesome achievement to go for so long independently and what a hard thing it must be to rely so much on the kindness of others in her last years.
    1844 days ago
    May God continue to grant grace, mercy, and His peace to all of you through this challenge.

    1844 days ago
    Watching our loved ones age can be difficult but glad that your MIL is finding comfort in her surroundings. My mom is 87 and her Parkinson's Dementia is progressing...yesterday she forgot it was Easter and that we were taking her out for breakfast...we found her in the diningroom eating. May all be well.
    1845 days ago
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