You're right that my stepmother's situation has changed. It really is amazing what has happened in the last 10 days and what her functional level is now. I finally went to see her yesterday in the nursing home. They discourage unassisted ambulation due to fall concerns, she can no longer feed herself and her swallow is delayed so they need to tweak her diet. She doesn't speak louder than a whisper. She did answer yes/no questions like are you hungry, do you want to go for a walk. All were no answers so which makes me wonder about comprehension. She had life in her eyes though and I haven't seen that for a few days.
I'm going to get Dad tomorrow morning and bring him over here. He has an appointment at the Clinic tomorrow and several appointments at the Clinic on Tuesday so he'll stay overnight. We have had someone with him every day since my stepmother went into a facility. Not 24/7 after the first two days but some time every day.
My diet has really been suffering. Not so much calorie wise since my weight isn't changing (apparently I have learned a few things on Spark People) but I eat in restaurants too much including fast food and those places had become very rare for me. So...not a lot of whole foods. Skipped meals sometimes too. My energy level seems to have been affected but I force myself to get those fitness minutes.
Well, John deleted Word and Excel last night. Accidentally but that just means another problem to be handled today. I told the dogs to just give me 10 minutes to rest this morning and immediately one of them asked to go out. Really? I need a vacation.
Thanks for stopping by my painting blog. You are right that the push to do is usually the right thing to do. I hadn't enjoyed the first time I did one of these evenings at the university as much as I enjoyed this recent evening. I just think the participants were much more outgoing and I needed a night in which the conversation made sense.
It appears that we have a place to take my stepmother. My dad and stepsister will go to sign papers on Monday. I am definitely hoping all goes well. In a month's time we have progressed from needing one person 24/7 to needing two people. It has been good bonding time for the siblings but I know John has had a tough time with my being gone so much. The dogs too. Tony probably finds it hard too or at least I intend to believe that. 33 days ago
Erik and I found the Magnum Bars made with Belgian chocolate. We found them in Belgium in 2014, had some in Austria that same trip and when we came home Erik found them in the grocery store here in Buford, GA-amazing! The small ones are reasonable in calories, but they don't have all the flavors...Double Raspberry is my favorite, and some special dark chocolate one I can't name because our store is not carrying lately. The minis come in double caramel or a box of three flavors including one with white chocolate-which I dislike intensely. Needless to say we really don't need to be having those around.