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Old 02-27-2009, 06:50 AM   #3141
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I know how hard it is for you, my mom had dementiashe knew us but would repeat the same question over and over, she would forget I had called her to be ready at 5 to go to dinner, i had to call her at 4 then again at 4:15 and keep it up til i couldget her to come over and off we would go..I can't tell you how much that hurt..My mom was one of those people everybody like and enjoyed. My dh had told me that of all our parents if he had to live withone and care for them he would wish it were mom..You could tease her, get her to ride a horse and they scaed her to pieces, if as kids the teacher asked for cupcakes boy did they get cupcakes..So seeing her this way..boy oh boy..Then watching her stop eating or even taking a sip of her beloved coffee because a nurse heard her cough and they decided to thicken everything even water..I can still remember how sad she was in the hospital and missed her dog molly if you mentioned home whe would smile and light up. Even today I could kick myself for not telling all those doctors who took turns testing her and each one telling me something different to bug off i was taking her home..I was a fool and my mom went into that awful hospital, and 4 days later my sweet little mom was gone.
so enjoy each and every minute, give hugs and kisses, even bring pictures and later you will be glad you did
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I will keep her home here with me as long as possible (which as far as I'm concerned is to the very end). My DH's mother passed away from Alzheimer's recently on Nov. 3, 2008 and she was in the hospital. The last time I saw her she looked so terrible and I vowed from that day on that I would do everything in my power to keep her home with me. The only reason my MIL was in an assisted living facility was because she would get very violent and we didn't want my son subjected to that from his favorite MeMa.
I already miss the mom I use to know, but I've stopped getting angry at her about her actions. Now I just get angry at the disease and make it a point to never let her see me get angry. I write a lot of notes. You would not believe the notes I have taped all over the house for her. If it works we do it.
I also keep a journal and write in it quite often about my days with her and her symptoms. When I'm having a really hard time I even made an appointment or two with her doctor and go in and talk to her about mom while mom stays home with my husband.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:49 AM   #3142
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Apparently around 11:30 to midnight is when Sally gets her second wind. The last several evenings she's turned into a playing kitty "rocket." Tonight she resurrected several balls and has been "playing herself" all over the family room. She's practically a blur and I'm almost laughing out loud at her antics.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:52 AM   #3143
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That dog taking a nap on Barbara L and Maidrite's chair (I Just Need A Nap).
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:58 AM   #3144
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Apparently around 11:30 to midnight is when Sally gets her second wind. The last several evenings she's turned into a playing kitty "rocket." Tonight she resurrected several balls and has been "playing herself" all over the family room. She's practically a blur and I'm almost laughing out loud at her antics.
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aren't they special. I love watching our outside kittys play..One will rub my legs and stand up holding on to my jeans and meowing looking up at me as the other runs all over the place slapping a kitty treat back and forth...They do some of the darndest things and the poor dog is in the back gound having a fit Glad you have some babies to keep you company..Trying to do an exchange right now and finish up a tortalini salad for tomorrow..Have to run to the store and get some pesto it never stops so I keep on running
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:24 AM   #3145
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My best friend phoning me up to say that her two sons, 13 and 11, who I have known all their lives, told her that since they have no sports tomorrow they want to come over and help work on our house to get it ready for my Dad moving in! Gotta love those guys!
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:58 AM   #3147
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This post. Thank you, bethzaring! They are adorable!
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Yesterday when i saw friends that haven't seen for couple of months.
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You did good Beth! This made me smile twice, one for each!
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they are just darling..Love those ears
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