Category Archives: 2009

August 24, 2009–brief update

(excerpts from update.  She in fact was discharged from Hospice on Feb. 14, 2010) Mother is well, getting stronger, and getting heavier!  She is up to 125 pounds, size 14 (short) pants!  She is walking with her walker most of … Continue reading

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July 20, 2009–94th birthday

I took her to church and she was acknowledged as the “matriarch of St. Gregory’s.”  Then the congregation sang “Happy Birthday” and applauded.  She beamed!  I bought a HUGE sheet cake for coffee hour (very little left!) and lots of … Continue reading

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May 31, 2009–sneaky, sneaky!

What a schemer! Since January, Mother has been plotting with several of her caregivers and my sister-in-law to have a surprise birthday party for me. What she hadn’t realized was the date she chose was in the middle of a … Continue reading

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May 25, 2009–Moonshine Mama

Mother was having trouble with her hearing aides, so I took her to have them cleaned and adjusted.  Turned out, the problem was hard, impacted ear wax.    So I took her to her ear doctor. “Yep,” he said, “Gotta … Continue reading

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March 23, 2009–visit from Bill

It’s been six weeks or so since my last update—and at this rate, may be a couple months before the next one. Mother is doing well.  She is still in a wheelchair, though exercising with her walker daily.  Her appetite … Continue reading

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February 4, 2009–grands and great-grands!

These are fewer and further in between because she is doing fairly well!  Mother went to the midnight service with me Christmas Eve–and slept until 4 p.m. on Christmas! At long last her toe infection has healed.  She seems to … Continue reading

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