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Saying fungal words
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      5 comments

No word on having to move her...her labs were better than in the hospital but still dreadful, shows end stage renal failure. I guess these UTI’s the doctors have been treating every month for the last six mo hs just never got wiped out...and at... Read more
Mum “isn’t dying fast enough” for her to stay in Hospice!
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      7 comments

I was physically sick when they told me that yesterday. Now they want to move her OUT of hospice into a nursing home somewhere in South Carolina. And there is nothing we can do!... Read more
Valerian isn’t working
Monday, December 04, 2017      5 comments

It worked that first week, now I’m back to going to bed, lay awake 2hours, and doze fitfully through the night, never getting into deep sleep. But I’m not feeling exhausted...when all this with Mum is over I’ll research biofeedback. ... Read more
Reconciliation with my sister
Sunday, December 03, 2017      8 comments

I had 14 years of resentment towards her...she rarely called my Mum, visited once a year for a week, never picked up any bills. Last evening we talked, with our husband’s next to us...and we reconnected. She never realized ? what a load we were ... Read more
Time with Mum
Saturday, December 02, 2017      8 comments

She rouses periodically...thinks she’s back in England. Doctor said it could be weeks.... Read more
Mum is dying...
Friday, December 01, 2017      8 comments

In renal failure. Nothing the doctors can do. My nieces arrived last night, my sister and b-in-law arrive tonight. I’m not sleeping. . I have spent 3 days at the hospital. Last night I had her transferred to hospice ...a beautiful place. My husb... Read more
Spending my days and nights at the hospital
Thursday, November 30, 2017      6 comments

Wondering if we should have let her die peacefully in her bed at the Assisted Living...is it worse for her to be 91.5 and in a hospital bed being pumped full of IV fluids and antibiotics...I answer to a Higher Power and want to to the right thin... Read more
Mum is in the hospital...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      7 comments

She wasn’t eating and wasn’t drinking much since Thanksgiving. I was trying to force fluids every day and decided yesterday to take her to ER. The place was packed! After drawing labs they did an abdominal CT and admitted her in renal failure.... Read more
Autumn colors
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      1 comments

As the leaves change color I’m grateful for changes in my life. I still have Mum, difficult as she is; beloved’s eye hasn’t detached again; I’m sleeping better so haven’t had any emotional meltdowns in a while...life is not always easy.... Read more
Making soup with leftovers
Monday, November 27, 2017      5 comments

We were in Walmart yesterday and eggs were 22 CENTS a dozen! We have a new Lidl store in town that has super low prices for now. So Walmart is trying to compete. Got to talking with a couple with a bunch of kids, they we’re loading up on chea... Read more
New week, fresh start
Sunday, November 26, 2017      3 comments

Tomorrow we have a roofer come since we saw some missing shingles. We want to make sure everything is snug before the rains come. Tuesday we both go to the dentist, and I have Mum both days of course. Wednesday is a dance lesson, only 9 more a... Read more
I slept 8 hours straight !
Saturday, November 25, 2017      4 comments

After a week on valerian last night I had lights off at 8:30 and awoke at 4:30. Shocked to realize I slept 8 hours straight! I bounced quietly out of bed and am ready to go walking. We have a Mum today and she was ill yesterday....poor dear.... Read more
My underwear is getting tight!
Friday, November 24, 2017      1 comments

There is no excuse, but we haven’t exercised like we usually do this whole year because beloved’s retina and macula kept detaching. Yesterday I realized things we getting snug so reluctantly stepped on the scale. I’m going to start being aware... Read more
Lots of walking today!
Thursday, November 23, 2017      2 comments

Morning walk, then beloved will get Mum at 11 while I shower. Should be a nice day and have Mum back in her place about 5:30...... Read more
Up early, laundry is in the dryer
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      3 comments

I like the valerian, it seems to be helping me sleep. Yesterday I volunteered at the Assisted Living where a Mum is. It was a full day and I did a lot of moving ancient ones to keep them involved in our activities. The second activity person w... Read more

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