A Caregiver’s Story…. The Blessing of Family

I am grateful that my  little house was busting with family. It was heart-warming as I haven’t had a  lot of family, all at once in our home; at the same time it was heart-wrenching. I suspect that the reason for the influx, my family is afraid that this may be the last Christmas season they get to […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Hospitals and Hospice

For the first time since mom moved in with us, she ended up in the hospital. Her body wasn’t cooperating and needed help to remove excess fluid; her body wouldn’t do it on its own. When mom and I were living in Washington, she went to the hospital about every three to six months to have excess […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Family

People asked me how I was doing.  I told them,  “I am doing fine, I’ve had lots of practice going to the emergency room and admitting family into the hospital.” Mom chuckled at my statement cause she knows that she’s the one I have had lots of practice with.  She has helped me to know what items that I will […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Update to A Body at Rest

Mom went in for her initial evaluation at the physical therapist. I thought mom did really well. And despite that the exercise, at times, left her trying to catch her breath, she appeared to enjoy herself. In trying to get in better physical health, don’t we all experience breathlessness with activity we aren’t used to? That […]

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Caregiver’s Story….A Body at Rest

As with all people, mom is going to die. I am not being morbid; I am being a realist. Now, mind you, I am not trying to hurry it along. I’ve told mom many times, at fifty plus years old, I am not ready to be an orphan. In attempt to extend moms life and quality […]

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