Friday, February 3, 2012

Fresh as a very old daisy

Hospice workers are just amazing. Watching the latest Hospice worker bathe Mom in bed was just like watching a ballet. It was obvious that the woman had rehearsed the moves time and time again and worked very hard at preserving Mom's dignity - which she did. Mom even had her hair washed while lying down (I see a Squidoo article coming). I'm just constantly amazed at the process.

Mom didn't eat much yesterday so she's weak this morning but I think she'll make up for it today. She's already had most of a full cup of coffee and oatmeal.

It's really heartwarming to see Mom's face light up when John comes in the room. She always reaches up with her hand to draw him close for a kiss. Sharyn noted that she does this with men only - I think Sharyn's right. Mom is a flirt any way you look at it. I asked Mom if she was in love with John and her reply was a weak "I'll never tell." Very cute indeed.

I've been blessed with yet another wonderful homecare worker, Elizabeth, who has been spelling me over night. With her help, and that of Doris (another great homecare worker), I've been able to sleep mostly through the night - a huge gift for any caregiver. I'm very very grateful to their support through this time.

Carina and Sharyn are here today so John and I are headed to DC for the day. We rarely have visited the city in the last 4 years so we're overdue. Adam's Morgan is on the menu today - a unique little neighborhood outside DC. There's very interesting restaurants and stores in the area. Since it will be 50 degrees today (what happened to my winter?!), it's convertible weather so even the ride will be nice.

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Gertie (if I may be so familiar)...I have had only a few moments to learn some things about you and I gotta tell ya, you are something else!

    I am 55 years old with two grown children (33 & 30)and two very young ones (5 & 9)who will either keep me young or put me in my grave.(LOL)I can appreciate a lady who has so much spunk in her 95th year. I hope to comment here more often and maybe even become "Blog Friends" with you.

    Take care and God bless.

    Toby aka FishFearMe (Squidoo)


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