Ok, I have to confess, I have spent most of the day re-reading my posts on this blog since I started it. Wow, we’ve gone through some $hit….
From that dark day in December to where we are now? Who would have believed the progress Momma made just so she could come home?
When she first got home, she was scared and didn’t want to be there, until after the first 2 days. Now, I truly believe Momma would not want to be anywhere else. The Nursing student has also mentioned how much better care, and better Momma is since she has been home.
Face it folks, Parkinson’s sucks, there is no other way to put it. BUT, every situation is different and what the Farmer and I do with Momma at home is not always the right choice for someone else.
The Farmer and I have each other. (Plus the rest of my family who are all there to help if they can). We also have people who come in and help us. Joyce is one of Momma’s other caregivers. I don’t know what we would do without her. I really like Joyce, she comes every night to put Momma to bed.
Joyce and I have a routine on Wednesday nights, when the Farmer leaves and does his thing with the guys. Wednesday’s are when Momma get’s her hair washed, and then I blow dry it. Joyce put a lot of thought into the process we did it and managed to come up with a better way that would be less stressful on Momma. Joyce and Momma are good friends, and Momma jokes with Joyce, but is serious when she tells her she loves her and thanks her for taking care of her.
I’ve gone through all of the emotions today, I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, and I’ve remembered about everything I’ve written. This journey I’m on, is one hell of a ride. From good times to bad times. But I think I really needed to go back and see where we were, because then I can appreciate where we are today.
To that couple of weeks in December where we almost lost Momma, to where she is today. Yes, she gets cranky when we get her out of bed, and yes, her muscles don’t always work, but she talks everyday, sometimes silly stuff, but she is talking.
I have a lot to be thankful for, and believe me when I say this, the past few days may have been rough, but they are nothing like those past dark days.