Saturday, November 8, 2008

Much Better

Mom was up and playing catch with the group when I arrived for a visit today. She was happy to see me and I was happy to see her too! She looks good; her color is good and she seems back to her baseline. I spoke to the RN and she said that Mom has been doing well. I'm going to make another visit tonight around dinner time to make sure she is being fed. But she looked good and that makes me happy. I actually feel like I can relax, but just a little. Hospice is also being vigilant so having those extra eyes makes a big difference. I know that Mom is getting cared for and that is a relief to me. But I will continue to be her advocate and to make sure that she is treated with dignity and compassion. I've included a photo of Terri, Mom's home healthcare worker. Terri and Mom used to love to watch Ellen together everyday.

Our weather has taken a cold turn. It's in the 30s today and windy. Earlier this week it was sunny and in the 70s. Midwestern weather can turn on a dime. That's what makes it exciting to live here :)

8 comments:

Lori1955 said...

I'm so glad to hear that things were better today. Keep up the good work sweetie.

~Betsy said...

Glad to see things are better. I'm also glad you are showing up at various times. When I was in college and worked in a nursing home, it was common knowledge among the aides which patient's families were unpredictable in their visits. You can bet their family members got the best care. Unfortunately, that's the way things were and probably still are.

Good work!

cornbread hell said...

phew!!

Annie said...

So happy to read this Robyn!

rilera said...

Thanks for the support everyone. You all are the best.

cornbread hell said...

i (used to) have that dover book. decorative tile designs, right?.

rilera said...

Yes, That's one of Mom's coloring books. She likes those designs, especially when she tires of Hello Kitty :) Those Dover books are the BEST!

Joanne said...

Getting caught up on my reading and I'm so glad things are looking better. You're doing a wonderful job making sure your mom is well cared for. ((HUGS))