First Day Out...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 16 comments
Woke up feeling better this morning...showered, got dressed & went to the grocery store. It was good to get out, but I ran into several people that did not know about my Mom's death...so that was a little upsetting, when they said... How are you... Read more
One Day/Hour at a Time...
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 14 comments
Unpacked my bag from Mom's funeral. I find myself putting off writing the thank you notes. I am still in my PJs & robe. I'm hoping to put the pictures back in the photo albums. We put a bunch of pix on poster boards & did a video. I am hoping to... Read more
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 15 comments
I am not tracking at this point, nor eating healthy...I am doing more of a comfort "I am sick" thing...just laying low & trying to get better. Drinking lots of water though. I am not binging or anything...just trying to take it one day/hour at a... Read more
Monday, January 07, 2013 14 comments
Woke up this morning...sick...fever, sore throat, earache, congestion, even cold blisters...I am just worn out. Went to the Dr. & am on 2 Rx. I have sleep apnea, so breathing is rather important, but difficult. If my Mom was here, she would tell... Read more
Home Sweet Home...
Sunday, January 06, 2013 15 comments
Mom's funeral was yesterday & we all (my sisters & I) made it home safe & sound today. I'm not feeling much like talking &/or blogging...just wanted to check in with you. I gained almost 7 lbs. since my Mom fell & then died on the 29th. Though I... Read more
Mom Got Her Wings...
Saturday, December 29, 2012 51 comments
Can hardly talk...my dear, sweet Mom took her last breath today at Hospice. She fell on Dec. 18 & broke her hip, had surgery on Dec. 19, was moved to Hospice on Dec. 22 & died peacefully today with me at her side (my sister, Beth & my daughter, ... Read more
A Not So Merry Christmas...
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 34 comments
I know that it is late-in-the-day, but I did want to take a minute to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas season...one filled with love, laughter & many blessings. I spent the day with my dear Angel Mom at Hospice of Dayton...she is struggli... Read more
Friday, December 21, 2012 16 comments
Well...a week ago today, I placed my Mom in a nursing home. The staff & my family strongly encouraged me to not visit for 3-7 days...to let Mom settle in & bond with the nursing home staff as her caregivers, rather than me. It tore me up to stay... Read more
Friday, December 14, 2012 16 comments
It is after midnight...I am still up & very much awake...It has been a very long, emotional day...I admitted my Mom to a nursing home...it was a horrible experience...10X worse than placing my Dad in a nursing home...Mom had moments of clarity, ... Read more
Things seem to be falling in place...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 13 comments
I had a sitter here today, so that I could run around & do some last minute stuff for Mom...TODAY is the DAY BEFORE...Mom is scheduled to be admitted to the nursing home tomorrow at 2:00. My life is about to change...big time...Mom there...me th... Read more
Monday, December 10, 2012 12 comments
The GOOD news is the doctor said that my Mom does NOT have shingles... Thank You, Lord...the bad news is I am still waiting for the puzzle pieces at the nursing home to fall into place as I had hoped they would. Today is/was my 24th wedding anni... Read more
Up late again with a Prayer Request...
Monday, December 10, 2012 14 comments
It is after midnight & this will look like a Monday post, but for me it is not. Going to try & make this short...I'm fighting a cold have some suspicions that my Mom might be getting the shingles near her right eye. She's had them 3X before. I a... Read more
Sat. Night Live...
Sunday, December 09, 2012 3 comments
Had a pretty good day today...had a sitter from 11:30 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. My husband & I drove down to Cincinnati to have lunch with some of my husband's family...to include meeting his nephew's two month old twin baby girls...There was a ton of... Read more
My Day is Getting Worse...
Thursday, December 06, 2012 16 comments
Mom woke up in a horrible mood...confused & argumentative...I can't please her, no matter what I say or do...This part of dementia makes me crazy. "Against her will" we're sitting on the couch watching a recorded ELLEN show. She cheers many peop... Read more
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