Saturday, April 26, 2008

I'm sick again. I have swollen tonsils which are very sore and a stuffed nose. I'm tired of catching everything that is going around. I went to the quick clinic today and had a rapid strep test which was negative. Now I'm back to trying to make sure Mom doesn't get this. Speaking of Mom, she is doing fairly well. She seems to recognize most of the time that I am sick. And the kitties are both sleeping on me which I like. I hope I can get over this quickly.

The nurse from the home health care agency called to tell me about her visit on Thursday. She said that they weighed Mom. If that weight is correct then Mom has lost 20 pounds since January. The nurse also recommended that I try using Gold Bond Medicated powder for Mom in her creases. She has had some rashes and this might help.

And to top things off, we awoke to a dusting of snow on the grassy areas. This has been a long, drawn out winter. Everyone is ready for a string of nice, warm weather.

4 comments:

Annie said...

Oh Robyn, I'm sorry you're sick. I'm glad it isn't strep! That's a lot of weight to lose in 3 months, isn't it? Do they doubt the accuracy of one of the measurements?

nancy said...

i wondered if something was up, it not like you to go so long without posting. i sure hope you feel better soon. we could get some snow tomorrow night. i agree, will this winter ever end??? glad your mom is having some good days, especially since you don't feel good. hang in there!

cornbread hell said...

i'm very sorry to hear of your mom's weight loss. that worries me, as i'm sure it does you, robyn.

thanks for continuing to check in on me. i hope you're feeling better.

~Betsy said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Caretaking and feeling sick yourself are never a good combination. Stay strong, Robyn.