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Medical update — 040212

High fever, low sleep, an ultrasound and a bit of an imbalance while walking. These are the highlights of today’s hospital report. Continue reading

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Morals, Ethics, and The Ultimate Choice

Choosing the manner of one’s death is not something we usually get to do. But Mom has. How? Why? What should we think about this? Continue reading

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Due Respect – And Other Shortcomings — 073011

Dementia may be a cloud in Mom’s head, but her current state of acuity is as sharp as a knife. How else would you explain what happened here? Continue reading

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A Picture of Health — 071011

For several years now, I’ve written – in great detail – of Mom’s many serious medical challenges. Every word I’ve written has been true. And yet, when you see her now, you’ll wonder what I’ve been drinking. My mother is a picture of health. Continue reading

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Clever lady — 062211

She asked me to buy cellophane tape and proceeded to explain what she needed it for; an explanation I didn’t understand. So she showed me. Hiking up her pant leg, she revealed the WanderGuard taped to her skin high above the ankle. It was an odd sight, but one that smacked of genius. Continue reading

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Medical update — 041911

Well, it’s a good news/bad news kind of day.  The transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) was performed today.  The good news is that it came back negative.  This means three things: 1) that there is no evidence of a current heart anomaly … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041811

From the time I arrived to the time I left, Mom occupied the easy chair in her hospital room.  This is a positive sign all by itself.  She was awake and alert and, while still claiming to be weak, seemed … Continue reading

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