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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

the post with no name

The three of us visited mum again on Bank Holiday Monday. This time she was in the lounge when we arrived, a good sign, and one of the staff brought her down to her room to see us. It must have been shocking for my son to see her out of bed (he doesn't get home very often so hasn't seen the gradual decline) - she looks so pale and tiny, stick thin and very wobbly when she walks. Still, she was glad to see us and quite chatty, I'm afraid we plied her with drink - her favourite tipple is Tia Maria, and had to put her to bed in the end as she was drifting off. LD and BS missed quite a little drama when I went to find a member of staff to get the Tia Maria out of the 'safe'. A group of residents were in the corridor and one of them ('Scary Lady') suddenly started stripping off, she had her jumper off by the time the staff caught up with her, apparently they'd had to stop her doing the same thing in the lounge a few moments earlier! I'm hoping to call in to see her during the day tomorrow as I'm over that way for work. I'm also planning to cycle to work tomorrow, I wonder whether I'll achieve both?

1 comment:

RNSANE said...

Ah, Tia Maria...sounds like a nice treat for your mom.

I've just had the sad experience of almost a month in Georgia where I found my mother home following a stroke and heart attack. That finally ended her living along - she was already legally blind. Thankfully, my brother and his wife had recently moved back to the Atlanta area from Florida and my mom is in an assited living facility near him. Most of the time, she doesn't know him but she is getting the best of care.