There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

Mom and Dad Happy Times.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another Day Another Dollar

No dollar for us but at least another day. Mom is sleeping. I could of slept late this morning but my cat wanted out and bugged me till I got up. So I turned and changed mom, let the cat out , ate breakfast and took a shower. And it is just now 7 am. I need to go back to bed. I really need to go the church. Wonder if my son would freak out if he got up and I was gone. For many years we got up every Sunday to go to church with mom . And he even went some without us when mom could not go anymore. But it is not hard to get out of the habit. I just hope someday we can get back into the habit of going again.
Mom's sores are healing up fine. Not sure if she still has fluid on her lungs. Sounds like it sometimes but will have to wait to see when the nurse comes tomorrow. I don't know what triggered all this bad stuff but glad it is over.
One of my readers said her loved one was at the end many times over a course of 6 years. Than I believe my blog friend said they died comfurtly in there sleep one night . I do hope mom goes home nice and easy one night in her sleep. When it is her time. I pray for this everyday.


  1. Glad her sores are healing. Sorry you can't get out much. People at my church are starting to recognize the toll my husband's dementia is taking on me. We are still able to go to church together, but he does not admit he is disabled. Yesterday he said he had to have a soaker hose and we went to Home Depot to get it, I had to remind him what we were getting, and then on the way home he couldn't remember why he needed it. Now we don't have money to waste. But you know, you are glad your loved one is happy, right, Karen!

  2. How I relate to your post. There was years we could not go to church because of Elbert's problems. Now that he is in a home I am having real difficulty going without him. It just does not seem right. I mean, we went together all those years. When I do go to church I sit in our pew and cry. So, most of the time I do not go. It has been suggested that I use this time to visit Elbert and take along tapes/Cds of church hymns and sermons and we enjoy church together again (well, as much as he can, that is)

  3. Your right I am happy when mom is happy.
    W.L it is hard to go to church alone . I know I hate it.

  4. Hi Karen,
    You are right, it is easy to get out of the regular habit of going to church; I hope you can manage to get there now and again.

    And it is at first startling when we realize what we are praying for, when our loved one is so damaged by the dementia that life is so cruel. But you are right; for your mom to slip away would be a mercy and a blessing for her. As you say, when it is her time.

    Blessings to you -- Cass

  5. Sunday can be a sad day when things change in our lives, and the memory lingers of the way things were ........ I pray you will be able to make some new memories and get back to church, when the time is right for you.

    I know what you mean about our loved ones slipping away in their sleep, when the time is right...

    My thoughts and prayers with you,

  6. We thought it was the end for my mom a few times and she pulled through. In fact, one of the times was when we first put her into care years ago. We had Mom admitted through the hospital as emergency/possible stroke/danger to self & others because she was getting extremely aggressive to the point of getting physical with us. Two days later, mom was very ill. She came down with pneumonia at the hospital. Her skin was gray, she was extremely weak and had fluid in her lungs (she actually sounded gurgly when she breathed). We all kicked ourselves, thinking our move had killed her. She sprang back a few days later.

    Over the next many years, we had times where it looked like the end was near and it wasn't.

    Mom finally did go in her sleep very peacefully one night when she seemed to be fine otherwise. The time will come and all you can pray for is her comfort and peace.

  7. i am thinking of you praying for you and your mom hun x

  8. Thanks everyone for the prayers. I don't think I can take many of the near end ordeals. I do pray she goes peacefully in her sleep when it is time.


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