Today the afternoon aide and the PT were able to collect a specimen from Mom and I dropped it off tonight. Cross your fingers that it comes back negative. The aide said that Mom was in a great deal of pain today and did not want to go to the bathroom. Mom was upset and called the aide a bad epithet. This upsets me because this is not characteristic of my mom. She's always been a very gracious woman. I suppose it must be hard to have to be helped in the bathroom and perhaps she is just voicing her frustration. Afterward, the aide said Mom had returned to her usual, sweet self. I am so grateful to the aide and to the PT for taking care of this for me.
I cannot believe that next Monday is Memorial Day. It seems like I spend all winter waiting for spring and summer. I savor every minute of these seasons. But before you know it, spring and summer are over.
Today was a cool, cloudy day. Our crabapple trees are blooming and they are beautiful. I bought an Endless Summer hydrangea. It's so pretty. I'm not sure if I will plant it or leave it in a container.