I haven't written much about my mom for quite awhile. There really isn't a whole lot to say. She is adjusting to her new home although I don't think she is very happy about living in a nursing home. She doesn't complain about anything though. She has been having headaches the past few days, a symptom that the doctor said we should expect. So far they've been able to relieve the headaches with Tylenol.
Usually at least one of us kids is there part of the morning and part of the afternoon. This past Saturday when we were camping, my sisters Betsy and Lois were both there, as was my brother Paul. Yesterday Betsy, Lois and I all were down there. Today my sister Ruth came, and she, Lois and I moved mom to a different room, one closer to the nurse's desk, because mom tends to get disoriented when she gets up at night and she goes to the hallway and then is confused. This room should be more visible to the nurses so they can keep her safe when she gets mixed up.
Several of mom's grandkids have brought their kids, mom's great grandkids, in for short visits, and that's when mom smiles and perks up. She loves to see the little ones. There are also many friends from church who have gone to visit, and even more who have sent cards or called to ask about her. Mom at age 85 was still giving the "old people" rides to church or Bible study, and she has always been a caretaker, a befriender, a beautiful example of a caring Christian woman. Now these friends are concerned about her and are showing their love for her. She doesn't always remember they've visited, but I'm sure at the moment they were there that she was happy to see them. And many have brought her flowers from their gardens, which she really enjoys.
We are praying that the headaches don't get any worse, and that medication will control them. And we thank you for your thoughts and prayers.