Mom told us last night there needs to be a book that she could order on Amazon that gives her step by step details on how to be a good caregiver. She even wants "how-to pictures". She is that confused.
We told Mom that she is a very good care giver....just look at us, and how good we have turned out. Even meanolecat dietzman lived a wonderful long life but hers is not looking at it that way at all!
Here is a list of her recent blunders................
1. When she called her momma last night to see how she was feeling (cos last week was very hard on her after she had her infusion shot/chemo and of course Momma was in Iowa City and could not help with her MOMMA...guilt heavy on the shoulders.......) anyway her momma told her that yesterday she lost all her hair. ONLY ten days after Chemo!!! My grandma's hair has always been her shining beautiful glory....thick and long and red. I fink grandpa fell in love wif it before he actually did my grandma...lol.................anyway it is now all gone and here is the blunder...................MOM said, "it will grow back momma.". What mom really wanted to say was, " mom I am so thankful that you are still here with me, that we can always find hair but I can never find you.....I just want you to stay here and not leave me ever." Mom will have to tell her momma that when she goes sees her this weekend. Mom wishes she could find a doxie headscarf for grandma to wear.
2. Last night Mom threatened to put a pillow over Dad's face and send him to the moon. She toles us she was tired, it has been a long two weeks, and he didn't want to eat hospital food, so for the forth time of running for this person and that she ran and got him a sub sandwich. Yay, he is eating, boo he is such a baby about it. Mom said they need to have a heart to heart talk over the weekend, and maybe that well help. So possibly she blundered by babying him in the first place, but when you almost lose someone so fast, you tend to baby cos that is ALL you can do. I am sure there is a whole section in that book about how NOT to baby a man in the hospital.
We are gonna stop here cos hers at work, and her eyes are getting that red puffy look to them that makes her rather unattractive and it is only 8:15 in the morning.
We are taking good care of momma. Every night when she FINALLY comes home to only us and it is all quiet she sits down in the recliner and all of us scramble up in our places, and peacefully go to sleep....and of course Gussie kisses her 100 times. For awhile all is well in the world.
PS. Our dad is loving the cards he is getting. Fanks so much.
Stella Rose, Margaret Mae and Angus Mac