Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This morning I gave Mom her Seroquel before I left for working in hopes that it would help calm her for Terri and daycare. Tonight when I came home, her pills were still where I had left them, Terri didn't come. I called the agency thinking maybe I had screwed up and told them not to come today, but they had Mom on the schedule. They weren't sure what had happened. I was concerned that something had happened to Terri. But it turned out there was a mix up and she thought she was supposed to come tomorrow, but not today. Meanwhile, Mom went without her pills and had no food for the entire day. Not good. The agency said that their system should have notified them that no one showed up on a scheduled day, but it didn't. They apologized over and over, and they said that Terri felt awful about it. She feels uneasy about leaving Mom home alone on days when she refuses to go to daycare. Mom was very confused and teary of course, she hadn't been fed and she hadn't taken her meds. And I was quite alarmed. I will now leave a snack out for her just in case. I will also be calling to make sure that someone shows up.

She felt better though after I gave her dinner and her meds. Tonight we watched the Osmonds on Larry King. She enjoyed that, and she seemed to be calmed.

I am on vacation until the 26th. I'm looking forward to some time away from work, guilt free.

It has turned cold here, it was 38 tonight as I drove home. That's the one downside to having a temperature control on my dashboard; now I know the actual outdoor temperature. Ick.

Tomorrow we are supposed to go to the daycare for caregiver's day. I hope I can get Mom to go. Then I am getting my hair colored. I need to cover all of the gray hair I've gotten.

My mood has evened out. I feel less overwhelmed and depressed. I've also noticed that I am not as irritable. That is something that I need to keep in mind as a possible indicator of a breakthrough of my depression; I get irritable.


~Betsy said...

Yikes! I'm so sorry to hear the agency had a schedule blip. Geez - that's awful.

Yay for vacations, Robyn! I sent the coloring posters today so maybe they will come in handy for your mom (and you).

nancy said...

i am so sorry to hear your mom spent the day alone yesterday. i am so thankful she is safe, that's what really is most important.

hang in there, i'm glad you're feeling better.

Annie said...

Your poor Mom!

I hope you enjoy your time off! Did you see that ch. 11 is having a story on AD tonight?

rilera said...

Annie, thanks for the heads up about the AD story on KARE-11. I try to remember to watch it.

Betsy, thank you for being you. I appreciate it.

Nancy, I hope you are doing better too!

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