Visited my mom yesterday

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  1. Mikey P
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    Havent seen her (in the nursing home where she is bed ridden) in a couple of months..

    I arive right after dinner so she is fairly fat and happy, for the moment.

    She likes it when I share photos of my pets and travels and after about 4 pics she starts grunting and growning and fidgeting which usually means she letting loose in her diaper..

    "Mom are you taking a shit?

    "No, I'm pushing out my baby@!"..


    In complete seriousness....:eekk:



    In her dreams she is married to Obama, this is probably thier 80th child together. :evil:

    Seconds after giving birth, she tells me the she wants me to leave as she needs to go to sleep.




    Best 4 minutes with her, ever.
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    Oh man. I can’t imagine what it must be like to see a parent like that.

    I’m so sorry, but it sounds like you found some humor in it and had a few good minutes.
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    I’m with FredC on this one.
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    My mom is right here with me. She can't put together a conversation any longer, but is well enough to still stay here with me. Each moment is precious, and the funny ones stick with me through the more difficult ones.

    Thanks for sharing Mike.
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    I screwed up the schedule today.
    I always worry when I do something like that.
    Afraid it’s an early sign.
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    It is.
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    I’m now at a point in life where I’m starting to ‘take care of my mother’. She on no way is ready for a nursing home. She’s 72, and very capable of still taking care of herself. It’s the little things I’m noticing. She went over to a church friends house last night, and 5 min. after she got there, the guy had a heart attack and died in front of her. He was 82 years old. He was complaining of a tight chest, and started to cough, and then slouched over, convulsed, and fell on the floor. She called 911, but it was too late.
    Life is short, we need to pay attention to the little things.
    Mike, I’m sorry you have to see your mom like that.
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    I’m just glad he goes to visit her.
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    He was trying to sell her a used Vortex.
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    You’re normally funnier than that
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    She was right about the baby, though.

    Mike, I know this path intimately and you know my number. Blessings.
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    Sorry Mike. That would be tough. I'm sure she will think about you later and appreciates that you visited.
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    My wife cares for a women with dementia. Some of the things she says to my wife would be funny if the situation were not so sad.

    That's just awful Mike. I feel sorry for both her and you. :errf:
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    There is nothing graceful about growing old.
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    The saddest thing is when no one comes to visit at all. Good on you Mike, keep it up.
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    I should bring her this huge box of vacuum cuffs to play with..

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    My girlfriends a nurse at the county nursing home. Great pay, great benefits, but rough job because of the emotional dynamics. She has a lot of interesting stories to tell and of course she does without giving names.

    The other day she was telling me how this man was being just so sweet and thanked her for doing such a great job while caressing her face. Then he says, "I use to be a ball room dancing instructor, I'd love to teach you how to dance." Then a switch flipped and he grabbed her arm really hard and pulled her towards him and says "But if you f*ck up I'm gonna cut your feet off at the ankles. Gonna cut ya, cut ya, cut ya." Needless to say she was wigged out about that one. He does this often I guess where he'll say something really sweet and then like Jekyll/Hyde goes the complete other direction. They only let him use plastic utensils.

    On the plus side one of the residents wanted a specific brand of pickles and kept talking about them. Her family stopped coming several years ago except once or twice a year and they live here in town. So I said lets go to the store and get her some. Destiny brought them in to her and the lady sobbed with happiness for over half and hour.

    Personally - if I ever get dementia or Alzheimers, and it will likely happen as it is hereditary. I hope it takes me quick. One of my biggest fears is after living an awesome life to end it wasting away slowly in a nursing home.
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