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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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Game Day!!!

Good Morning Bloggers!!! It is Saturday and I have been up since 4am. Oh the life of a caregiver. Mom and I both have colds and she coughed all night. The nurse was here yesterday and said it is not in her lungs only upper chest. That is good. I just have a runny nose. Hope she is better soon and I don't start coughing.
Today is Game Day . The Arkansas Razorbacks are playing at the Dallas Cowboy stadium today against Texas A&M.  It is a big deal. I hope we win . We lost to Alabama last week so we need this win. My son and his girlfriend left for Dallas yesterday after classes and staying over for the Cowboys game tomorrow . That will be fun. Maybe we will see them on tv.
A friend of mine is coming over after work to grill steaks today . Kind of looking forward to that and kind of not. It is hard to have company and care for mom. It is hard to watch football and care for mom. I have to either leave her in bed longer or get her up sooner or leave her up in her chair longer or not get her out of bed at all. Just so I don't miss any of the game. She does not have cable in her room and that makes it hard to watch the game and care for her in there if it is not on a local channel.
Sometimes I leave her in her chair till half time than put her to bed  to change her  if the game starts early. And if it is a late game I put her to bed early. But making sure she gets all her meals in is hard. I am just so unorganized. I fill bad if I put her bed early when she is wide awake. Than if she is in her chair I worry about pressure sores on her bottom. Worry, Worry, Worry. I have so many worry wrinkles. LOL!!!! Hope all your teams win today. Unless it is Texas A&M. LOL!!!!


  1. Hi Karen... Just reading about your Mum's coughing made me remember a supposed remedy. Do you have Vick's Vapor Rub in the US? If so, you rub this into the soles of your feet and it stops coughing! Who knows? You are doing hard yards. Don't be so hard on your self. It's very hard, thankless work. a hug for you.

  2. Thanks! Yes we have Vicks here. I will try it.

  3. I have 3 grandchildren going to A & M..... so I HAVE to always root for them.

    Don't feel guilty about putting your mom to bed early....... I bet she doesn't care. You NEED the enjoyment of the games and some time alone.

    I hope both of you are feeling better quick!!!

  4. Enjoy the ball game. I'm not a sports fan, so I can't identify with you on that. Hope your mom and you get over your colds. There's a sinus type virus going around here, so hubby & I have had it. Now, Mother has it as do many of the other residents. She won't take anything...just complains. I've stocked her up with throat lozenges and peppermint candy to soothe her throat. If I suggest something else, she says, "that won't do anything". Frustrating to say the least. I try to remember that she was probably very frustrated with me during my teens!
    Hugs. Beckie


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