Tag Archives: Lisa

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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Medical update — 042311

I saw Mom twice today, both times with the same scenario.  She was able to eat only a few bites of her scrambled eggs for breakfast, and most of a bowl of oatmeal for dinner.  She didn’t want me to … Continue reading

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Caregiver update — 041711

In the six-plus years that I’ve been the caregiver for my parents, there have been several occasions to think that the end of a life was near, and I’ve executed my job with as much excellence as I was able.  … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041011

Mom was sitting in a big hospital armchair when I arrived at 9am.  She’d been there since 5, and was lovin’ the beautiful view from her windows.  But the shaking caused by Parkinson’s Disease was wearing her out, so we … Continue reading

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Medical update — 040911

I got the call at 2:30 this morning.  Mom was found on the floor beside her bed.  She didn’t respond to the Piedmont Place nurses who then took her vital signs.  They were much too low.  Paramedics were called, and … Continue reading

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The ghost of tragedy past — 031811

Mom seems to vacillate between wanting to know what’s going on in the world and not wanting to know.  I’ve found that, generally, she does know what she should.  Mom is specifically interested in current events in Japan because Nick … Continue reading

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Time has come today — 031411

A medical note: Mom does not have shingles.  I don’t know where she got the idea.  It’s just a little rash, the doctor said today.  By the time I got there this afternoon, the rash was practically gone…and the medication … Continue reading

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