Friday, March 6, 2009

One day at a time....

It has been some time since I have written anything on my blog...I had good intentions when I started out and I do have many things to share, but life has been a little bit more hectic for me lately. My mother was sent to the hospital on Sunday, Feb. 22nd and I really wasn't sure if she was going to make it. She has dementia and it seems to be progressing rapidly. She told her caregivers she did not want to eat (symptomatic of Alzheimers). They can loose the ability to swallow. Once at the hospital and 4 more days, help was given and she started to bounce back. It has been a roller coaster ride, but she has since been released to a convalescent home and is receiving treatment and responding well. I have been visiting her every other day. She asks me to take her home. It is hard to leave her, but her understanding and reasoning are gone, I'm told. She is strong, though and loves music time and seems to interact with the other residents. Then we have been doing some renovations on the house and carpeting will be laid this next week. So the house is a little torn up too...(we have been working on it for a few months).
My hope is to write more and share some pictures of things in my life and things that make me happy. Some of them are buried right now in the storage bins until the carpet gets done and the room set back up. Won't be long.....

1 comment:

  1. I am at a loss for words but God bless you and I am praying for you and your mother. We went through this with my MIL. Dementia stricks with a hard vengance but God will get you both through it one day at a time.