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.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

White Christmas

I was not going to post again till New Years but Mom is napping and my son is with friends. So here I am all alone . Just me and my computer. Anyway we had a very pretty snow fall Christmas Eve. Which made for a White Christmas. Can't beat that.

Mom has been eating Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal for breakfast and supper the last week or so. With yogurt , applesauce , juice and milkshakes for lunch and snacks. Anything else I try to feed her like soup or eggs she just says no or stops eating. I ask the nurse if I could feed her just oatmeal as her main dish and she said yes. I made her egg drop soup last night but that was a waste of time. She took a few bits of candied Yams Christmas . My soup and Potato flakes aren't going over to well anymore. Bummer . I thought I had it all figured out.

When I get a chance I will get some canned fruit and puree for her. That way she will have something besides applesauce all the time. We tried puree veg. before. Oh ! what a mess . Back out of the mouth they came. I think if we put sugar in everything maybe she would eat it. Never know . Might try that someday. Not really. Tomato soup with sugar sounds nasty.

Earlier today I went to Wal-mart and got some clearance wrapping paper. Hopefully next week I can go back and get more for even cheaper. The candles were half price so had to get some candles. Time to go bug mom. Have a Happy and safe New Year.


  1. I love shopping after christmas! You can always get lights super cheap. When I was planning my wedding I waited until after Christmas to stock up on twinkle lights. You can never have too many of those. :)

  2. We got a dusting on Christmas -- as much white as I need! :-)

    Glad to hear your mom is still eating, even if it is proving a challenge to keep a varied diet going!

  3. Thanks guys.getting mom to eat and making myslelf not eat all day is such a pain. :) Man I need to get some twinkle lights.

  4. May I make a stupid suggestion. try giving her pecan pie. It works for me.

  5. Just my little ole opinion, but I say, whatever she'll eat, even if it's the same thing over and over, it must be a taste she likes. So don't fret about it, just let her eat what she likes. Me, I like anything and everything......I wish I were a picky eater, than maybe I wouldn't have to watch my weight.

    The snow in your picture looks beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Karen, Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been praying for you. You are very special to your mother's caregiver. That is no simple task. Just remember, you will have jewels on your crown... whether you think so during the worst of times! When I think of your mom & spitting her food out, it makes me think how patient our parents were when we all learned to eat as babies. God is watching over you.

  7. How nice that you did have a white Christmas.
    You are so sweet to keep trying different foods to come up with something your mom will like.

  8. The snow picture is lovely. So very Christmas-y!

    I agree with the comment to give your Mom whatever she will eat -- even if it is the same thing over and over again, and even if it's not something "good" for her.

    My Mom lived on cookies for a couple of years. Now, I wish she would eat them -- or anything -- again. She is no longer eating at all, and this week she stopped even taking the Ensure, which is very bad news.

    I was told that many AD patients love sweet foods, so load on the sugar if you must; it's worth it.

    Good luck!
    And have a Happy New Year, Karen.
    Best wishes, Cass

  9. Happy New year to you too!

    Our life has been more than crazy here so I don't get much time to be online (Take note of the time I am here now!).

    Hope your life smooths out so you get a break!

  10. A late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!
    I have hours of blog reading to catch up on!!
    So nice to be back home once again.


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