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, February 28, 2010

60 degress

It is nice out. I made sun tea. I just had to . Actually I made it yesterday. The sun was shinning.Today not so sunny. Good thing I made it yesterday.
Mom is napping . I vacuumed. And swept the kitchen floor. Our Water hose to the ice maker had a leak so we had a mess yesterday morning in the floor. I turned off the water. And my son took it apart to find the hole. We just have to run to the hardware store to get a new hose and it will be fixed. He wanted to plug the hole or cut the hose at the hole and make it shorter. But he has not done that yet . He had to go do stuff at his Frat. house. They keep him busy on the weekends.Anyway we have lots of ice so no hurry.
Moms nurse starts coming only once a week this next week since mom is not getting any worse. No changes in awhile.The aid is still coming twice a week. I don't care how often they come just as long as they bring goodies. Diapers,handiwipes,med. and such.
If they stop coming I will be up the creek without a paddle. Having to buy all that stuff again will be a pain not to mention having to start taking mom to the doc. again. I don't think mom or me can handle that. I don't want mom to get worse but I don't want Hospice to stop coming. We are stuck between a rock and a hard place.


  1. Thanks for your careful update. Enjoy the sun tea and maybe the hint of Spring!

  2. I will say an extra prayer that you can keep Hospice. I know how vital it is to have help.

  3. I am enjoying the tea. Mom is to I think. And thanks so much for the prayers.

  4. It must be national appliances break week. My dishwasher went ka-put this week too. Here's to working appliances!

  5. Oh Karen, I hope and pray for you that Hospice will continue; I know you really need their support in many ways.
    Thoughts and prayers being sent your way,

  6. Karen,

    I am glad you got to make sun tea. The best I could make were snow cones! I understand your frustrations. I will keep your mother and YOU in my prayers.


  7. Well hello there. Nice to meet you. I am a caregiver in an assisted living for memory care. I LOVE my job. I would like to tell you just HOW MUCH I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU KEEP YOUR MOTHER HOME WITH YOU!!! I firmly believe that being "HOME" is the best place for those with this nasty thing. (((HUGS))) I hope you have PLENTY of support around you it can be sooooooo hard.

  8. You are always in my thoughts and hope you hang in there. Again you are amazing as always

  9. Twice I gave care to an Alzheimer patient and it is draining and often leaves you so fragile.

    Thus, my prayers for your strenght and courage.

    Dorothy from grammology

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  11. Thanks to all of you. And Glad to meet my new visiters.


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