Posts Tagged Caregiving

A Caregiver’s Story….Mother’s Day

Growing up, my mom would sometimes cook scrambled eggs with bologna for breakfast. I loved the salty flavor of the fried bologna in my eggs.  I’d dip my fork into the egg, bring the mixture to my mouth, and get a burst of savory.  So good! I haven’t thought about that in a long time. And why the […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Flashback #1 Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes

  Since Christmas, my world has turned upside down. Mom is needing more help in her daily activities, is unsteady on her feet, has a harder time breathing, is taking longer to recover from exertion (and her extremities actually turn purple while recovering.) And I do not feel comfortable leaving the house for any length […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Six in the Morning

It’s six in the morning and I watch mom take her last breath. I tell her I love her and that it is going to be okay. Who was I saying that to, me or her? She died how she wanted, at home in her bed, in her sleep. I can be grateful for that. […]

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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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