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

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


According to the dictionary Pain is an Unpleasant Sensation arising from injury,disease,or emotional disorder. Not sure which one of these is causing mom pain but she sure is in a lot. Before she came down with Alzheimer's she was being treated for Arther she used to call it . But we all know it as Arthritis. And she used to have awful pain in her feet so the doc. said she had nerve damage or the nerves in her feet had died.He called it Neurophathy.She is on pain meds. for both of these old problems.
Now we have to figure out what new is going on. I don't think she has been injured. Since she does nothing all day but eat, sleep and potty a lot. And it has been a very long time since any of us have dumped her out of her lift or chair. Thank goodness.
Her breathing is very hard at times but the nurse says her lungs are clear. Now we are trying new meds. And more of the meds she was taking. It is no fun seeing her in so much pain and not being able to figure it out . Sure wish she would or could tell me what hurts and than we could fix it.


  1. Oh, Karen, you are such a tender, loving daughter/caretaker. Is Hospice still there? Maybe you need them if not.


  2. I'm so sorry for your mom and for you......pain is awful for the patient and the loving caregiver.
    I hope the pain meds kick in and stop the pain.

  3. Thanks . The Hospice nurse was here very long yesterday and will be back tomorrow.

  4. Karen, I know you must be so tired, physically and emotionally. You are in my heart and prayers.

    During my mother's recent hospitalization, she was treated for neuralgia. She hurt "everywhere". We don't know what caused it, but with medication for it, the nerve signals calmed down.

  5. So sorry that your mom is in so much pain. I hope the new meds help.


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