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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Smile And A Laugh

Mom is feeling a bit better today. She had trouble breathing for awhile this morning but got over it with a few doses of her med. I can't believe how it opens up her lungs and settles down her breathing. I can only give her .25 mg. every 30 Min's till she stops hurting or stops breathing so hard . Than no more till needed. I have been waiting longer than 30 Min's because I kind of forget about it sometimes. The nurse will ask "have you gave her any med.? And I'd say "about a hr ago". Dumb me!!!
Anyway she is off to sleep for the night . Or until I go turn and change her.
The first of the week when she was feeling better I was changing her and she smiled really big and laughed a little while staring at the ceiling . My sister ask her what she was looking at . Of course she did not say anything. I told my sister we should hang a picture up there. Mom has pictures all over the walls to look at but none on the ceiling . But my sister said one might fall and hit her in the eye. Since she only has one good eye left that would be a very bad thing. So today I traced one of my son's butterflies that he had made me in school out of cardboard on the ceiling and colored them . What do you think? Mom has not been awake enough to see them yet. Her new med. make her a bit sleepy. Hopefully when she gets used to them she will be wide awake again with a smile or a laugh.

10 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to you and your mother. My father is also suffering from AD and I have been scouring the internet looking for other who are trying to do something about this terrible disease. Fortunatley I have found a site at http://pakkisteam.com who are helping to educate and support caregivers of loved ones suffering form AD. God Bless. Webb Johnstone.

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  2. Maybe you could tape a poster on the ceiling. Perhaps a calming scene or someplace your mom would like to visit.

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  3. Love the painting on the ceiling. We get a scene at the chiropractor's office and it is quite pleasant.

    Just use an egg timer for the meds, Karen.

    Thanks for the site, Webb Johnstone.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  4. Great idea's girls .Thank You!

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  5. Karen.... you're the best daughter!!!!
    I love the painting your son did of the butterflies... and what a great idea... I hope your mom notices the beautiful butterflies...
    Hugs,

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  6. Perfect!!!! You are so clever. When Mom is less sleepy she will enjoy those butterflies. Hugs, Latane

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  7. Thank you. I beleive she was looking at the ceiling yesterday. Maybe she noticed them.

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  8. you are so wonderful thoughtful to put that painting up you just make my heart swell

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  9. It is wonderful! What a truly awesome idea. ;-)

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