Wednesday, March 1, 2017


adjusting her meds takes so much time
it's heartbreaking to see her "snowed"
it feels worse than her rage

she was very medicated
but did enjoy a visit with Stella
a doll she bought me over 20 years ago

I am spending all my days off with her
from lunch to bed time
awake or asleep
we are in this together

not getting much done at home
important phone calls, paying bills
fussing with the cats

one Xanax at a time for me


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Kelley,
You are such a good daughter and your love and care of your dear mom shows in all that you do! Sending thoughts and prayers to you both!
Big Heart Hugs, my friend~

marly said...

God Bless Kelley. We are all thinking of you.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

...and we are all here in the journey with you two!
much xoxox to you both ~

Jennie in GA said...

So hard, parenting our parents. But in the end, no regrets. God bless.

The Eveningstitcher said...

So hard,'re doing the best you can do. She is in good place and being taken care of...blessings that she has such a good daughter...God Bless you..

Rugs and Pugs said...

God Bless you, Kelley. Mom is so lucky!
Hugs :)

WoolenSails said...

Most kids visit or ignore their parents once they are in nursing care, you are an amazing daughter and I hope your mom evens out with the medications so you can enjoy your time together. Just make sure you take care of yourself too, even if you go outside while she naps and just relax.


Angela Tucker said...

You are a good of my dad's nurses asked one time if I was a "country girl". I asked why. She said that she could tell the difference between country girls and city girls by how they stepped up and took care of their parents. She didn't mean anything bad by it, just an observation of how dirty you would get your hands. You, Kelley, are a country girl. SMILE That is not a bad thing to be...hang in there.

annie said...

You are a good girl.
Bless your hearts.

Dolly said...

May God bless you and give you strength, rest, and the kindness of strangers as you make this journey with your mother.

Cheryl WNC said...

I am glad to see pictures of your mom. I have been thinking about you both. I understand the "snowed" business. I do not like it. I hope she feels better and more like her self soon. Take care of you too.

Kim said...

Big hugs to you. Ativan was my best friend. Hang in there. The battle is worth it