Sunday, August 12, 2007

They are enroute to PA and I feel like I've lost my life line. Mom even has said how happy she was to see them and how much she is going to miss them. We both hope they come back soon. Mom said she misses Allyson already. They did so much around here to help out and we are so grateful. It's hard not to be able to see them whenever we want. Mom knew who they were but her memories are slipping away fast. Who knows what she will be like the next time they visit. Matt seemed to handle seeing his grandmother like this pretty well. But then he probably remembers what his grandfather was like the last time they saw each other.

Mom is back to wanting to be outside one minute and inside the next. In and out. It's annoying for me. One of the things we talked about is how to decide when to put Mom in a memory care facility. I know it would make my life easier, but it's such a hard decision to make. Mom has lost so much of her dignity already, I think that this would be an awful blow for her. But I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this.

Matt and I were able to escape on Friday and go to the Science Museum to see the Pompeii exhibit. It was quite interesting. They had plaster casts of some of the victims; one could see the fear in their poses. It was amazing to see many of the frescoes and artifacts, they were in amazingly good shape.

Unfortunately Olivia has a new mission; to escape out onto the new deck. She took off this morning but got scared and ran back into the house. She had worked the screen out of the frame and had been sticking her paw out onto the deck. I fixed that though so she can't do that anymore.

4 comments:

flintysooner said...

You have such a lovely family. Glad you got to see them. I know that sadness though when those we love have to leave. Thanks for sharing.

rilera said...

Thanks Flintysooner. I am very lucky.

~Betsy said...

Thanks for sharing the video of your family. They're wonderful! I'm glad you had a nice visit and hope it won't be too long before they come back again.

Did Matt manage to visit the bridge collapse area? You mentioned he wanted to try and see it.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you posted that video! Love, your sister