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 […]
Mom signed the hospice papers yesterday, so I feel like we’ve done all we can to prepare for whatever happens with Grandma. That’s a big, big relief.
A friend at church said they used the same hospice facility for her father and were extremely pleased with the care he received. She also said the personnel […]
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