Boy, time has been flying by here. Yesterday Sis went
and had the car checked over and new tires put on.
Winter is upon us and we have to be ready!!
Mom has had some
appointments ,both here in town and out of town that
have kept us very busy. The only place that slows down
any is where mom is, in the care center. I mean talk about
time standing still. Things are pretty laid back. They
have their schedules to keep but it still seems pretty
slow to me. Passing the time gets to be a real challenge.
They have their therapy, games, tv time, social hour,
etc but when you don’t participate (pretty much like mom)
then the time stands still.
We have been encouraging her to meet people and go along
with BINGO and just talking to others. It’s been really hard.
Mom is and always has been pretty shy at taking to others
hobbies. She would rather stay home and watch tv than
anything. She says she doesn’t remember who they are but
does sometimes remember their faces. People have noticed
her southern twang. She left Tennessee when she was 18
for Michigan, but still has some of that accent left. The workers
tell us she co-operates with them and tries really hard to
do most everything they tell her. The only problem she has
is with therapy and she just doesn’t want to do it.
It will help her though so she tries.
Monday we left town early, and I do mean an early 6:30 in the morning,
for a 8:00 appointment. The center got mom up at 4 AM.
After getting her ultrasound done she met with her surgeon.
He complained that it took him 15 minutes to read all the reports
and such that she had done. He noticed how mom looked.. and I told
him that she had waited since 4 AM to get to this part of her day.
He was shocked! Never said another word! They are moving
along making plans for a more permanent vascular port etc in
her arm for her dialysis. This whole thing will set her back at least
two weeks in her therapy progress. It will require another hospitalization
which she is not looking forward to. This will be a new hospital and
more people and such she doesn’t know. It really confuses her and
frankly us too. I ask about the hospital and they told me it was because
they do not have the equiptment in the other hospital where she was before.
Darn! With the weather being bad now.. (yes that nasty stuff is bearing down
on us..) it reminds us of how bad the winters can get here. I may have to
stay with her in the hospital this time. We will wait and see. It is a day
to day thing now. I can honestly say I have spent more time away from
home in the past month than in the last 10 years here. I come home, eat
and some night go straight to bed exhausted. No two days are the same
that is for sure right now.
Mom looks forward to the mail now. She has recieved cards from
all over the country and she LOVES it! Sis and I are going to be
taping them up on her door so everyone can see all of them.
I appreciate that so much. Thanks goes out to Carole,Beth,Diane,
Anita,Sherry and Mo for those.
Well hope we all get through this storm of storms that is rolling
across the nation. I have seen snow totals that are frightening.
I sure hope we get lucky again here and it is white and light!!
Hope to get time to catch up with you all soon.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!