Monthly Archives: February 2014

Losing the Hearing Aid

Oh, wouldn’t you know it!  I had developed a habit of checking that my mother was wearing her hearing aid when she lived with me.  Especially if she was asking, “What?” more often than usual.  Well, at the nursing home … Continue reading

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Nursing Home – Week 3

We are getting used to having my Mother not living here anymore.  We’ve had her carpet cleaned and removed her hospital bed.  We are preparing to rearrange the room as a normal guest room.  We had not lived here long before … Continue reading

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Nursing Home – Week 2

We’ve seen some improvement, so let’s put off the despair for another month.  The last 2 or 3 visits have brought back more positive reviews.  After about a week, she seemed less depressed and listless, not angry, either.  She still … Continue reading

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In the Nursing Home – Week 1

We visited Mother today, the first time since she was admitted 4 days ago.  The amount of ground she has lost is staggering.  She doesn’t understand much of anything about her present situation.  When we arrived, she was just coming … Continue reading

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First Full Day

Today was the first full day for Mother at the nursing home.  My sister went to see her.  She was in good spirits but very confused about where she was and what was going on.  I’d written up a note … Continue reading

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Admittance Day

Today was the big day, and it was truly grueling.  Mid-morning, my sister and I sat down and explained to our mother that unfortunately the time had come to move.  There were a lot of tears, anger, bitterness, childish behavior, … Continue reading

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Waiting for Admittance

Okay, so we’ve made the decision, we have made all the arrangements, and now I am waiting.  Waiting for the doctor to fill out the forms, waiting for the lab to pass on the x-ray pictures to the doctor, waiting … Continue reading

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