Sunday, August 25, 2013

Minute by Minute


with Mom it's minute by minute
yesterday was a bad day
dementia wise
no one told us therapy
was half a day on Saturday

being alone
with nothing to do
doesn't sit well with Mom

 
this was after her
monster side
showed up in therapy
she has no filter when mad/anxious
 
so when one of the other patients
talked nonstop for an hour...
she let him have it
after the fact
she was sorry she yelled at him
for never shutting up
 
glad I missed it

 
she says how hard it is to be there
how she regrets not helping her mother more
when she was in a nursing home
over 30 years ago...
 
the things we think of
with too much time on our hands
 
wishing her a better day today
 
*****
 
Dad was moved from ICU
to a regular room last night
still confused from the anesthesia
that was his only complaint
when the Dr asked how he was feeling...
 
I'll be starting my rounds soon...
perfect weather for driving around
feels like fall already
 

7 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry for you that you have so much responsibility for your parents well being. You are earning your spot in heaven for sure.

Jacque. said...

Kelley Girl...You are a wonderful daughter and you will never regret what you're doing for your folks. Hang in there. Love and prayers always here for you. xo

quiltsbycheri said...

I definitely want you as my nurse, companion, champion, pep-talker when I need one!

WoolenSails said...

It is hard being in therapy and with her dementia harder with the patience level. They are very lucky to have a wonderful daughter like you and have gone above and beyond, just wish I could help out.

Debbie

Shaz Frugal Goddess said...

I feel for you. My Mum has severe alzheimers and is in a resthome where my sister works, a long long way away from me. You have made me realise I can do something. Send some flowers to my sister and say thankyou. I have had a look at your blog and I love your hook work, thanks for visiting my blog.

acorn hollow said...

thinking of you it is harder than any of us know I am sure.
Cathy

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

What a wonderful thing to read what the frugal goddess had to say she has learned from reading your blog.

Orange Sink said to another post that prayers are working, and I too will continue mine. We all have regrets, no matter how much we do. So if you have some in the future, remember how valiently you did your best. No second guessing allowed!

Hugs, hugs, hugs!