Posts Tagged Caregiving

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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A Caregiver’s Story…. Breathe.

I don’t think I have told you. We have a construction project going on.  My cute little house is having a face lift; of sorts. When mom came to live with us she took the existing master suite with the connecting bath. All other areas of the house, except sleeping spaces, are shared. With four adults, one medium sized […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Junk Mail – A Film Short

In our lives we get busy. We forget to call our parents or grandparents. They understand because their lives once resembled our own. But, I never wanted that for my mom. I never want her to feel alone; I never wanted her to feel I forgot. This is why I am grateful mom lives with us. […]

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