Where do I start??
Right after my birthday post a week later, on that infamous day known as Friday the 13th, we entered an eight week whirlwind known as "Grammy fell down and broke a bone which accelerated her dementia". I have been straight out: emergency room, an operation, an emergency psychiatric evaluation, a geropsychiatric internment and, count em, THREE different nursing home stays to get her finally settled.
It was her third fall in as many weeks and this one ended with a crushed and fractured right wrist and arm. It was very bad: surgery, pins and stabilizing bar for 6 wk, now a cast for 3. This week the cast comes off but she'll need a brace because looks like the wrist bones died (they were black on the last X-ray) so no one is still really sure what the final end result well be--- the whole event basically threw out the window the tenuous last holds she had on really understanding her limitations and safety boundaries. We were exhausted and my mother tore her rotator cuff (remember HER surgeries) and is back in rehab as well -- My Easter basket overfloweth LOL LOL
As of yesterday she was finally transferred and admitted to the care facility I wanted which is 15 minutes from my home. She is looking good and bit more coherent and we got her settled in. We're giving it a few days for her to acclimate to this site, as change is very hard on dementia patients, before visiting again. Amazingly she recognized us this time although that's not always the case now.
So my friends I am seeing the light at the end of THIS tunnel. Next up Graduation, college prep, some house fix-its and then just maybe I can scrap a bit ***pretty please*** I am truly tempted to attend an upcoming Nat'l Scrap Day event in a few weeks -- think I deserve it :)
In any case to all of you I send my prayers and blessings for a wonderful Easter -- Resurrection Sunday celebration.
- Rochester, NH, United States
- A place where Scrapping is savored as you would a wonderful meal and, while you're here, we enjoy each other's company --I am a working single mom who tries to juggle everything in the air with the hopes that when misses one she's not underneath to get whacked. Oh and I'm binlingual too :) Un lugar donde se desgusta el arte de Scrap como un bueno plato y de camino pasamos un rato entre amigos -- Soy una madre soltera que pretende no ser atropellada y aplastada cuando una de las multiples responsibilidades y tareas que mantego al aire se me escapa y caye a la tierra. Oh y soy binlingue tambien :)