Hope you all had a great January. I wanted to touch base as it seems I dropped off of the face of the earth three weeks ago. As many as you know, I’ve moved back to my hometown with my parents just before Christmas. Just let me say, it’s been a rough month. Mom gave us a scare and ended up in the hospital. She was seriously dehydrated and delirious and had to be taken by ambulance after she had a seizure. Come to find out, she had a urinary tract infection which is something that wrecks havoc with dementia patients. (Who knew?) We brought her home last Tuesday.
Although the dementia is increasing as the Alzheimer’s progresses, Mom’s doing well. It seems I’ve become the ‘Mom Whisperer' and can get through to her fairly easily - for now. It’s amazing what will connect through the dementia and popcorn is one of them. In the hospital in trying to tempt her to eat she asked for popcorn out of the blue and devoured a bowl full. Carrying that through we’ve been having popcorn breaks in the afternoons while watching the Food Channel. Although the conversations are disjointed on her end, it’s been good. Mom was a spectacular cook so talking food and baking cheers her. I’ll talk more about the conflicting emotions of being back in my mother’s kitchen later on
On to February, my birthday month. I’ll be fifty-eight this year. Fifty. Eight. Two years away from sixty. Wow. More about that later.
I appreciate all of your good wishes and prayers. They make a difference knowing that someone is praying for you when you are too tired or stressed to pray yourself. Thanks for hanging in there with me. You guys are the best!
God Bless. Have a great weekend!