Friday, August 15, 2014
Nearly at the place to begin adding in items to check for sensitivities. However, yesterday I got put in a boot to let a tendon rest and heal. Then, shortly after I got home from that I got a call from my brother telling me I need to get out to our mom's house to help her adjust to some new medications and recommended healthy routines to keep her safe at home. She is 100 and I don't think she will live too much longer. She is so miserable. Every challenging trait has intensified. So, I pray I can really help her through this so she can remain at home as she wishes. I was with her three weeks in March and then saw her a few times while on vacation near her. This time I'm scheduled for about two weeks, but can be flexible depending on what happens. Her physical therapist and nurse say she is more confused and really needs me there day and night for awhile to help her develop new habits. Pretty much blind, quite deaf and short term memory is really hit or miss at this point. I feel so badly for her. I'm flying out Sunday and this time I know I will really need my SP friends along for the journey.
I've lost about six pounds on this elimination plan. I hope to maintain everything while away. Since Mom eats pretty much the same thing each day and her digestion is sensitive I can't do anything too exciting for her there. But, since she can't see, hear, smell or taste I am free to prepare whatever I want for myself. I just dread not being able to exercise as much as I generally do. I still should be able to work in her gardens and whip them into end of summer shape. Usually I do this a bit later, but we'll see how it goes.
Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for listening.