Tag Archives: Vulnerable adult

Medical update — 042111

Mom is unsettled today.  Her short-term memory of the past day is wholly inaccurate: to wit, she claimed to have not been to the bathroom since early this morning, and she claimed to have been sipping the same cup of … Continue reading

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Twists and turns — 030611

It’s a rainy, windy day in North Carolina; a day that suits my mood perfectly.  I’ve been taken on a rollercoaster ride – blindfolded – since Wednesday, and I need to sit down and breathe deeply. I’ve shared before about … Continue reading

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The Care Plan meeting — 011211

This was a day I’d been looking forward to for a while: Mom’s semi-annual ‘Care Plan’ meeting.  The top-level caregivers at Piedmont Place sat at the table with me and Lisa, and we talked about Mom.  They had their perspective; … Continue reading

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2010: A look back — 010111

It’s New Year’s day, 2011; a fitting time for reflection on the year past.  ElderBlog readers know that it was a big year for my parents.  As in life, 2010 held expectancies and surprises;  laughter and tears.  Let’s take a … Continue reading

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New shoes, anchovy pizza and a request for help — 101510

Lisa and I took Mom to buy some new shoes today.  Funny how this works…the sales lady puts on a pair that may fit.  Mom says, “Perfect.  I’ll take them!”  Everybody else says, “Whoa there, Mom; how about walking around … Continue reading

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Medical update — 051710

Pop’s morning blood work did show that his calcium level was respectably near its target; near enough for him to be released today.  So back to Piedmont Place and his own bed he went. I briefed various PP staff on … Continue reading

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