I have thought about today and the coming days a lot over the last months. I have thought about how we got here, to this place. The last year and a half have been a whirlwind. For my sake, I needed to look again at the progression, the dates when things changed. Bear with me … Continue reading Heaven’s reward…
Every time I head to the memory care center to see mom, I take a small moment outside to take a breath and center myself. I remind myself that I know what to expect. Things are progressing fast and that I should expect anything walking in. I didn't expect this. Mom was laying in her … Continue reading When I think I know what to expect and life throws a curve-ball
Today, I took many deep breaths. Unfortunately, they did not give the same type of peace that I have felt in the past. Today was a hard day. I thought about doing a live feed today but couldn't get myself to do it. My mind is sure of the decisions I am making but my … Continue reading Today…finality of decision
The last two weeks have been really hard for mom. If you didn't see my live feed a couple weeks ago, mom fell and was sent to the ER around 5AM. Luckily, nothing was broken and it didn't appear that anything was injured. A few days after, it seemed as if things were getting back … Continue reading The next step…
The last days have been very odd, basically good but going at a pace that my mind is racing to keep up. First of all, the good news. Mom's elderly waiver is all but finalized. The social worker today told me that it will be in effect today and I will only need to find … Continue reading As my world turns, rotates and does somersaults
It has been a very "Oy Vey" week. So, apparently the social worker at the Meeker hospital was supposed to contact the Washington county social workers to set up an assessment because my mom was going to be moving to that county. This assessment would allow my mom to start with the Elderly Wavier … Continue reading Oy vey, and again…Managing the Stress
Well, I spent over five hours at the memory care center on Tuesday. I was able to get some things in moms room to make it more "homey" and was able to get the mountain of paperwork done. After about two hours being at the center, mom showed up. She was NOT happy. Two hours … Continue reading The big move!
First of all, thank you so much for all of the prayers and thoughts that have been sent our way over the last couple months. I cannot thank you enough! It wasn't tears of sadness though. It was tears of relief. Finally, the first bit of good news and then a little more. Today was … Continue reading Today I cried…
Definition: Having a serious, important, or useful quality or purpose. Meaningful is a very important word. However, right now this word is a reminder of what is no longer meaningful. I had my family call with the care team today and I also was able to go out and see mom for a short period … Continue reading Meaningful…????
...OR plan w or r or j. Not quite sure anymore. The nurse, Jessica, at Cokato came out to visit mom today. She unfortunately has denied acceptance for mom. It is not about mom but about the facility. They have a contagious skin issue within the unit that the Department of Health has told them … Continue reading A change of plans