Wednesday, April 9, 2008

She Stood Up Today!

I went to visit mom today and she had her memory back. She knew where she was, remembered what she had been doing and what she had been eating. Today she stayed up in a wheelchair until 2:00pm. She even had lunch while she was up in her chair. She went to therapy and they were able to get her up out of the wheelchair and she stood up, holding on to a bar. Mom has not been up on her feet since last year and today she stands up. I can't explain it and I don't think the doctors could, if I ask. I never know from one day to the next what to expect. At least today was a good day for her.

Monday, April 7, 2008

My Day With Mom

I went to visit Mom today and she was trying to get out of bed when I walked in. She ask me where I had been. I ask her where she was going and she told me she was trying to get out of the trailer she was in. She wanted to know why I had moved every body in the same place with her. She talked about my Dad, who died in 2005, my brother that died in 2006 and an aunt that died in 2006. She said she saw all of them this morning, but they all left her behind.
It is very difficult to watch Mom go from good to bad in just a days time. The hardest part is trying to carry on a conversation with her on her level. Sometimes it is very difficult to keep my senses about me and try not to upset her. Maybe the next time I see her she will be better.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Babies are hatched!

The Canadian Goose has 3 new babies. They came off the nest yesterday afternoon. Mom is still trying to hatch an egg that was left in the nest. She keeps going back to sit, which is something I haven't seen before. I guess she will eventually leave it and start walking her little ones. She was off the nest most of the morning, but I noticed her back on it just a few minutes ago.