Help an elderly friend.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Recently I've been driving a very sweet & beautiful lady to & from the nursing home so that we can visit our husbands.
Yesterday she asked me about blood tests & I realized that she meant taking what is meant to be a daily or even several times a day test with a diabetes glucose testing device. I offered & later went to her home & showed her how to use the device. But when we tested her blood it was 63 !!!!!! I was alarmed. She doesn't eat lunch. I strongly yet gently impressed upon her that she must eat 3 meals a day. I grabbed her jelly jar & told her to eat some now before she passed out. I was afraid of what would happen had I not arrived in time.
I told her that she has to take this test two hours after meals & log them into some kind of log book.
I told her that I was not trying to frighten her but that she must take care of herself. Despite having daughters she lives alone. I'm " adopting " her since I'm going to see her so often.
I told her "the only thing I want to read about her in the daily news that she's turned 100 years old". Why not her mother made 104 !!!