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Might have a plan to get thru Christmas with the least amount of stress.
Monday, December 19, 2016      5 comments

My plan is to go to sleep tomorrow and wake up next Monday. That way I will miss all the stress of having to go to my brother's house and spend the time with his kids, her kids and their families. Seems like I'm just an invader. I would so mu... Read more
Even better day at home today.
Saturday, December 17, 2016      4 comments

We didn't get nearly as much snow as we expected and that is a good thing. But there was one thing I forgot about.....don't leave our clothes in the dryer. You need to warm them up in order to fold them. I did manage to get up to my sew... Read more
Just a new normal to get used to.
Friday, December 16, 2016      6 comments

This whole having dad away from here and only having to take care of mom is going to be a new normal. It doesn't look like dad is ever going to get good enough to come live with mom again mostly because she can't aid in his needs at all anymore... Read more
A brand new spot developed Arthritis...
Thursday, December 15, 2016      1 comments

I didn't even know you could get arthritis in your collar bone. When I woke up today my left arm hurt from the shoulder down. Doctor says I have arthritis in my collar bone and that he can fix it if it gets to hurting too much. About a 20 min... Read more
A day at home with the body in revolt.....
Wednesday, December 14, 2016      3 comments

I slept pretty good last night but woke up stiff and sore all over. I think my body finally realized I wasn't moving so much. I had been noticing that the muscle near my knee that has been bothering me has been much worse lately but have ignor... Read more
I think I made it back to human again.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      9 comments

For the first day in weeks I managed to not need naps and had plenty of energy. I did run in and visit with mom for a little while this morning. Then I came home and got the cat hair off the hard wood floors and made sure the garbage and recyc... Read more
Cold and empty I think...
Monday, December 12, 2016      4 comments

My get it done now brother is doing a great job. After several phone calls back and forth today we found a VA placement for my dad tomorrow. I don't know how it is going to work but at least he'll be safer than he was down here at the small to... Read more
A hugh sigh of relief....
Sunday, December 11, 2016      3 comments

Yes dad is in a much better hospital setting than we have out here in out little tiny 10 bed hospital. But they are only going to keep him comfortable because of his DNR. He wants to see mom so we are going to try to get that worked out here ... Read more
Things are out of my hands now.
Saturday, December 10, 2016      6 comments

Last evening my dad decided to get up by himself at the nursing home and they found him on the floor with a gash in his head. They called me of course and then about an hour later they decided he needed to go to the ER. He was pretty out of it... Read more
Completely lost with what to do next..........
Friday, December 09, 2016      5 comments

Again today my phone rang and I didn't hear it. It was early this morning before 7 and I was asleep. I'm so totally worn out that this is bad. My dad had fallen in the nursing home. There have been 2 more phone calls like that today. The la... Read more
Lots of things to do to organize the nursing home....
Thursday, December 08, 2016      4 comments

I did sleep last night because I didn't need to think about what about the phone ringing. But would have been more than willing to also sleep most of the day. But the running around that needed to happen was huge today. First were some phone ... Read more
Another long long day
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      4 comments

After several phone calls today I managed to figure out how to remove my dad's name from several things and to get an appt. tomorrow with the county VA rep. He told me to remove dad from all the accounts I could manage. Tomorrow he is going to... Read more
and yet again to the ER
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      7 comments

We can't figure out what he wants....he moves so he is in pain and then he panics and then he can't breath and wants to go to the ER but when the ER won't do whatever it is he wants done he wants to go home. I spent another 5 hours in the ER wi... Read more
Exhaustion is winning today....
Monday, December 05, 2016      4 comments

In some ways it was even hard to just be civil to people today. I did arrange for the wheelchair rental for dad and they were supposed to deliver it this afternoon. I talked to his home health care worker that was supposed to be checking on hi... Read more
On my last nerve....don't know how much more I can take.
Sunday, December 04, 2016      6 comments

Dad again spent the night in the hospital. They released him this afternoon with clear instructions and 7 heavy duty pain killers. He took one at 4 and called to yell at me because he wanted one at 8 and he can't have one until 10. Tomorrow ... Read more

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