CATCHING UP…

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THINGS are happening sometimes here at lightning speed, at other times at a snails
pace. Hard to tell what will go on from one day to the next. Have had little on-line time to catch up with everyone. This I truly miss a whole lot. I miss all my blogging family.
Mom’s condition has deteriorated lately and we are continuing to speak to counselors and doctors,. therapists and Hospice workers. The whole process is mind-boggling. What will be paid for and what isn’t covered is sometimes shocking. I have years of experience under my belt with elderly care and their concerns and tribulations. I sure am glad now, because it is really coming in handy.I would hate to be traveling down this road without some prior knowledge of how things work. The things that happen daily could be written in a book…in fact… I have been documenting Mom’s whole
journey from the beginning. No wonder I completely wore out one computer and one camera. They sure did the job admirably.
  
 Above is the long hallway to the end of the  building. Many times I have found mom rolling down that hallway to look for deer out the doorway windows. The handrails on either side of the hall help the patients by them reaching and pulling themselves along. Probably the one of the most germy places in the building as they rarely are cleaned. The floors and walls and bathrooms etc are always done but the railings not. I avoid them like the plague. 
Well just wanted to catch you all up on what is going on.. lack of time, energy or wi-fi at home make it extremely hard to get computer time. January is grinding down and
February is at hand..Spring can’t come soon enough for me.
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About CAROL

I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

6 responses »

  1. Thoughts and prayers your way, my dear. Glad you’re there to be able to Advocate for your mom and that you have the experience to do so with great effectiveness!

  2. I bet you do have volumes of experience at this point. I have never seen anything like how isolating such times in a person’s life can be. I’m not suggesting that it’s not worth it just that it’s all encompassing. We went through this with all of my grandparents and it was amazing the things that were going on outside our world but we just didn’t see it. Anyway, blessings and grace to you. It’s a noble and honorable thing you’re doing, I salute you.

  3. Sending up prayers for you, your mom and your family. I’ve had the same thoughts about handrails in a couple of hospitals where I’ve seen them. You’d think that in a place hat does daily battle with germs and infection that they would be a high priority item.

  4. Oh Sis…Joe said it wonderfully well and I would only be saying in other words what he did here. BUT..I CAN say this..I, as always, send love and hugs and prayers for yours and her strength.

  5. Everyday, my caring thoughts are with you and your mother and I can only hope that each tomorrow is brighter. And remember, anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. Hugs to you….

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