Grandma’s condition deteriorated rapidly in the last 24 hours. When we left her last night, she was talking to us and everything seemed normal. Now, she doesn’t even know we’re there. We can’t believe how fast everything changed.
We don’t expect her to make it through the week.
Last night, before we left her, she […]
When I was having my little emotional meltdown Saturday night, Mom kept telling me that, even when we’re overwhelmed with Grandma, we shouldn’t complain about my uncle because she doesn’t really want his help; he’ll let Grandma do whatever she wants rather than insisting on what she needs, which causes more problems than it solves. […]
By some miracle, Grandma made it through the holidays. She’s definitely looking worse — Mom’s been having a lot of trouble coaxing her out of bed the past couple of days. But she seemed to enjoy Christmas, and we never expected her to make it this long, so we’re not complaining. You have to be […]
The past few weekends, I’ve started sitting at Grandma’s so she’s not left alone while Mom goes to church. And I’ve discovered something that I used to know, years ago when I did some house-sitting, but had forgotten: there’s great pleasure to be found in hanging out alone at someone else’s house.
Yes, technically, I’m […]
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