Tag Archives: Elizabeth

My Brother Made Me Do It — 102212

Since the beginning of ElderBlog, I’ve been encouraging my siblings to post their own entries…to no avail. This time, there was no choice. My Baby Sister had to write it. You’ll see why. Continue reading

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Overcoming Technical Difficulties — 040512

What’s the hardest thing in the world to do? That’s right…reprogram your electronic devices using a manual written in Swahili. In this case, Mom was doing the reprogramming and I was instructing her in Swahili. Or was it Greek? Continue reading

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80 Years Young

How do people speak of you behind your back? Do they speak the same way to your face? Mom has never been curious about this; but she has tried to be consistent. Now she knows how well she fared. Continue reading

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Caregiver update — 042411

Mom’s still here.  She’s still kickin’.  You could’ve fooled my baby sister, though.  When she spoke with Mom on my cell phone, Elizabeth could scarcely hear her.  “Is she going to die?”, she asked me later. Amidst her obvious weakness … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041411

Mom’s temperature was the medical feature of this day.  It started high and got higher…up to 102.5.  That triggered a urinalysis which revealed a Urinary Tract Infection.  As I’ve noted in the past few ElderBlog posts, she does have a … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041311

Here’s what’s great about having a baby sister: she volunteers to stay with Mom in the hospital overnight so I can sleep in my own bed with my own wife.  And Elizabeth doesn’t complain about her self-sacrifice, either. When I … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041211

Mom’s been slowly declining since Saturday.  While her vital signs hold steady, she keeps asserting her strongest desire to be done; to leave her body behind; to be with Jesus.  Naturally, others want her to stay.  No matter…when it’s time, … Continue reading

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