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Thursday, January 17, 2008


Today was a rough day. Hope you don't mind...
Gr K (my mom) is better in some ways and worse in others. She has been in the hospital since Thanksgiving Day. I won't bore you with the details of the myriad of ailments she has had since then. She was much more alert and talkative today. BUUUUUTTTT, she is missing a big chunk of memory. She is having trouble finding some words and doesn't read correctly. I was talking to the nurse about my granddaughter in NY and Gr K said, "YOU have a granddaughter?" I said yes and that makes you a great grandmother. N is 5 and you actually have THREE greatgranddaughters. She started crying. Then she asked if "Mother" is still alive and I told her no and she asked about Father and I told her no and she asked who IS still alive. I said "ME". That did not make her happy. I told her brother and her cousin in Springfiled, Massachusetts (she apparently doesn't LIKE her cousin in Springfield, Massachusetts b/c she DID NOT want to hear about HER) So we spent the evening with her asking a question, me answering and then a minute or two later she asked again... like how did she get in the hosptial, what's wrong with her. Where are we, why the Midwest and not Laguna Beach? How are we paying for this (hospital)? What day is it. I told her January 17 and didn't say the year. She said 1907, and I said no, 2008, she asked how did it get to 2008? I asked her if she thinks she slept thru New Year's and she said probably. That's about the gyst of this evening's activities.

So... that's how I am. I go to school and teach. I drive up to the hospital everyday after work I spend a half hour to 2 or 3 hours depending upon when Gr K kicks me out or falls asleep or gets so cranky I need to leave. I come home and sit on the couch watching tv or surfing . I wish I had enough energy to do something productive. I DID buy paint for my bedroom... Laura Ashley Sand 4 (Valspar???) It was supposed to be a snow day today and I was READY!!! I was hoping! Sweet Hubby doesn't have to work Saturday... that is BIG news!

Please forgive me if you didn't want to read this. But, this blog is about me and about my family and that is what consumes a majority of my mindworks these days. Please pray for my mom... and me. My Sweet Hubby and youngest daughter have been troopers! They have been there to fill in, run errands, watch Gr K, be my support and strength through all of this. They are blessings to me.


PAT said...

Dear Shay, I'm sorry to hear about what's been going on. It's really heartbreaking when our parents suffer. I hope your mother improves and she begins to remember some things!

We have LA Sand, here in the basement. Can't remember the numbers. I think 4 or 5 in the bathroom. That one is dark. The color in the big room is lighter. Perhaps the # is 2.

Hoping things look brighter soon!

crazydaisy said...

I love you, mom. I admire how strong you are. You put up with MONTHS of this when I was in the hospital. And you're still going with GK. I love you. For being strong. For taking care of grandma. For being you. I love you!!!