Friday, January 22, 2010


Picked up mom from day care today. Mom was in a great mood. Before we left, she said goodbye to everyone. Always the hostess. We arrived home. As I went around to get her door and walker. Mom hit the door lock button. would not have been a big deal but, I forgot to take the keys from the ignition. I spent 20 minutes trying to get her to unlock the door. We were both laughing by the time she hit the right button and was able to get out.(note to self) hold on to the keys. Nice to see her laugh.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day care

Moms first day back to daycare went well. She was calm and focused, no anxiety. I continue to be surprised at the difference in her interaction with us all. This is my mother. She seems content. No more talk of leaving us. I am glad to have her back.

Monday, January 18, 2010


My biggest challenge with mom is keeping her dressed. My sister found a company that makes clothes for the demented. These clothes are designed so they close in the back and mom would not be able to take them off. I have decided no for now. I still want her to be able to go to the bathroom on her own as well as dress. keeping her as independent as possible. But, sis I appreciate all the information and research you do for me.

Back to normal

Mom came home Thursday afternoon. She is back, our home feels complete. Then Friday she was again very moody. But, easily redirected. She is now on Seroquel at night to help her sleep. The weekend went well, I cant say enough how good it feels to have her back. Life is back to normal. Me, this flu has kicked my butt. I'm healthy again but cant seem to get my energy back. I again want to thank Home Instead for all the wonderful care and support during this time. Your #1 in my books.

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