Posts Tagged family

Caregiver’s Story…. Flashback Installment #4 Imminent Death

I thought I behaved different from my brother.  I have teased, poked, prodded, and chided him for appearing to bury his head deep in the sand, to avoid life and it’s more difficult issues. For him, If he doesn’t acknowledge something, it doesn’t exist. Apparently I had been borrowing a page from his book in how […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Flashback Installment #3 Nighttime Conversations

In the evenings, when everyone else is asleep, mom and I talk. We are waiting for her “shot” to take effect and see if she needs another, so we have time. Our serious conversations, generally, she initiates. She tells me of what jewelry she has left, who she wants to have what. She talks about where I […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Flashback Installment #2 Good Days and Bad Nights

Today was a good day. Mom had energy, she was talkative and ate pretty well too. We spent a couple hours sitting in her bed watching TV and talking. It was nice having my cognitive pleasant mother around for the afternoon. The afternoon left me hopeful that the evening might be nice too. But then came […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Flashback Installment #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…. 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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