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Month: January 2018

Somebody Stole My Suppositories

Somebody Stole My Suppositories

We came home and found my mother beside herself.  Since she’s lived with us (and apparently before as well), she’s been very concerned about her “regularity”. In fact, the first night in our home, she complained and I went out and bought her a pack of suppositories.   Apparently, and thankfully,  they worked well.  Considering her vision, I was concerned about them simply lying on the bathroom vanity, so I put them in the closet.  She hasn’t needed them since.  Until the…

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01/17/2018

01/17/2018

Hi, Mom’s been pretty good lately.  We’ve had some interesting conversations and she will occasionally look at Donna and I as we move about and think there are more than just us here.  I heard her talking to Sheila on Sunday and said (I forget the actually words) but something like there were lots of people here yesterday.  It was just Kate, Eric and Addie.  She was very happy when they left.  This is pretty common.  She’s just not comfortable when other…

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12/17/2017

12/17/2017

Mom continues to be free of any hallucinations or paranoia episodes.  🙂 We are having Mom’s birthday party today.  Asheigh and Kate’s families along with Abby Laubauch and her boyfriend Michael will also be here.  Pizza and Cake are on the menu.  The party will be from about 4:00 to about 6:30 our time.  If you want to call, after 8:30 your time would be best.

12/12/2017

12/12/2017

Yesterday was a pretty good day for Mom (and us).  No episodes of hallucinations or paranoia.  The AARP UHC Nurse Practitioner (Martha) came by.  I talked to her before she talked to mom and told her about the episodes.  She talked with mom for about an hour, both about her physical and mental health.  It went very well.  Physically she was very pleased with mom’s condition, for an almost 91 year old. She also spent some time talking with mom…

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11/28/2017

11/28/2017

Results from 2 visits for hearing aids. Costco.  Administered by a certified technician.  The test was a Windows program which tested each ear programatically.  Test consisted of playing beep’s in one ear then another with Mom pressing a button when she heard them.  Showed significant hearing loss in left ear with the right ear even worse.  The technician programmed a pair of hearing aids and placed them on Nana’s ears.  The results seemed to be pretty good.  Mom heard both…

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11/21/2017

11/21/2017

I had a very odd conversation with Mom over lunch.  It boiled down to this… She felt something was going on and neither you nor Sheila would tell her what it was.  When I asked why she felt that she could only say she knows things when she feels them.  After further prodding it seems it was rooted in a few things.  One was you not calling when you got to SC.  Therefore you were keeping something from her.  Another…

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Eye in my soup

Eye in my soup

Yesterday after lunch, we were sitting in the living room and mom says, “Did you put an eye in my soup?”  Huh?  “It was round with a round part in the middle, it looked like an eye.  No, we assured her, we didn’t put an eye in your soup.  “I never want that soup again.”.  “There were slimy things in it. I couldn’t eat it without using a whole bunch of oyster crackers.”  Never again. Just as the evening before,…

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Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

My ride on my emotional Roller Coaster has continued.  Some days I feel normal, like I did most of my life.  Other days I feel like life is great and can’t wait to experience what the day presents.  But other days, like today, I have a hard time not crying.  Yeah, a roller coaster. Nothing has fundamentally changed from yesterday.  The things that complicate my life are the same.  The things I like haven’t changed either.  It’s a matter of…

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TV Not Necessary

TV Not Necessary

She stared intently at the TV.  “Come on come on come on”, she said.  “Give him the car” was next.  We were watching the The Crown.  I’m not sure what Mom was watching.  I believe it was a game show.  We turned off the sound.  That didn’t deter her, repeating “Come on come on come on”. Finally, we turned the TV off.  TV Not Necessary.  Even with a blank screen, Mom was engrossed in a show only shown in her…

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