Update on Mom

Mom got moved into the nursing home yesterday.  She was supposed to be transferred at 10:30AM and made it at 2PM. 

When I walked into the room in the morning the first thing that hit me was the starkness of the place.  I’m thinking…mmmmmmm maybe I could do something to make it more homey.  I went to her apartment and picked up some silk flowers to spruce up the place a bit.  I unpacked her bags and arranged the flowers in the rooms.  Much better, I thought appraising the room. 

I went to Wal-Mart and purchased the sweat pants they said she would need for her therapy, grabbed the usual quarter pounder and diet coke for lunch. 

I went back to the nursing home, she still wasn’t there.  Filled out a ream of paperwork to complete her admission.  Still no Mom.  I sat out in the car for a while.  Finally the transport vehicle arrived and unloaded Mom.  I gave them an opportunity to get her in the room, as I wasn’t up to hearing her scream during the process of getting her into bed.

When I walked into the room the nurses were assessing her leg.  Lucky me, I got to hear her scream anyway.  Then Mom saw me.  ‘WHERE THE HELL DID YOU COME FROM’ she screamed.  The nurse told her, ‘she’s been here taking care of your business all morning.’

3:00PM  I have a 6 hour drive ahead of me, I’m exhausted and depressed.  I tell Mom ‘I have to go Mother, Elaine will be here in less than an hour, try to rest.’  She says to me, ‘thank you so much for all you’ve done, I don’t know how I’d have made it through this without you.’ 


4 Responses to Update on Mom

  1. Debe says:

    how horrible, Sandra, I’m so sorry

    on a funny note, the little rock house on Primrose is for sale and they are asking $63,500!!!!

  2. susan says:

    i am glad you got her all settled in…i know you the best you could do for her…she is lucky to have you for a daughter.
    i am happy for you that you got to hear “thank you” come outta her mouth…
    now take as good of care of yourself and you do of everyone else.
    love ya.

  3. Sandra says:

    Debe – $63,500 ???? I would give them $63.50 and not a cent more!!

    Susan – Yep, I was very surprised to hear her say thank you. I slept the day away yesterday….it was wonderful. 🙂

  4. FaggoT says:

    no more update? how’s she now?

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