Monthly Archives: July 2011

Unexpected Dividends

As Bob and I were watching a movie at home the other night, my cell buzzed with a text message from my brother. Would I like him and his wife to pack up Mom’s remaining clothes on Sunday? I replied … Continue reading

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Pride in the Name of Love

The calls are starting to come from Mom’s friends and relatives. I disconnected Mom’s phone at Emeritus last Monday and I haven’t had the chance to call folks to give them the heads up about where she’s gone and why. … Continue reading

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“Unforgettable”

Saturday was a great day. We went into the city with our nieces and took the Water Taxi around New York Harbor in glorious weather. The youngest of the three just turned 21 and she’s working at Columbia University. We … Continue reading

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Love in Bloomers

Maybe I am a genius after all. Maybe I just have great instincts. Or it could be dumb luck. (Lord knows I’ve been due for a little of that!) Whatever the case, Mom is really taking to her new surrounds … Continue reading

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Paste on a Happy Face

Good news at Potomac. The doctor who makes house calls is in-network for Mom’s insurance. She can move in on Monday. I can move her stuff in over the weekend. On Saturday, Bob and I ran errands, I picked up … Continue reading

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Next!

Mom seemed to be settling in at Emeritus. She was going down to the dining hall for her meals, dressing herself and trying to put on makeup. Her outfit, when we went to see her that Saturday, was a little … Continue reading

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A Place to Crash

It seemed like Mom was doing OK on the Seroquel. She was calmer. The delusions were very much with her, but she wasn’t “acting out.” At least until Sunday. A call came from the psychiatric hospital. Mom had fallen in … Continue reading

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