The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Monday, September 6, 2010

All about Mom

I haven't written about Mom for a while, so here's what's been happening with her over the summer.

She finally had her eyes examined.  I thought she needed new glasses for distance but she's starting to get cataracts in her eyes but not bad enough that anything needs to be done.  She just needed reading glasses.  I also found she has no peripheral vision in her left eye.  He said it could have happened because of a minor stroke sometime.  Also, she has blood behind her eyes because of the diabetes.  So, he's going to see her again in 6 months.

Overall, since I switched doctors and she can see the nurse practitioner any day of the week her health has improved a lot.  She especially hasn't had any problems with her legs swelling. 

One day, hippie had an appointment close to the nursing home and I went and had lunch at the nursing home with her.  I had a hamburger and she had pizza.  It was pretty good.  

Another day, I could smell onions cooking as soon as I went into the day-room. One of the activities people were cooking in an electric skillet and was having a cooking class.  She was making goulash and Mom was right there with her watching.  She said Mom and her were talking about cooking.  Then she asked me about some of the things my Mom used to cook.  I think Mom loved doing that.

I've mentioned how much Mom loves to sing.  They are going to start a choir and Mom's the first one that they asked if she'd like to join.  I think this will be a lot of fun for her.

I'm really pleased that they are finding more creative things to do with the residents.

Happy Labor Day.


female, I shit you not! said...

It sounds like the people that run this home...CARE. :0)
That makes my day.
(((hugs)))to you both

Julie Schuler said...

It sounds like a really engaging place for people. We have just moved close to a nursing home, and I think I may go over and visit when the boys are in school. I have some hand knitted blankets and shawls to give away.

Cheryl said...

This sure appears to be a great place for your mom to live. Must help you rest eaiser knowing she's doing so much better and is surrounding by staff who seem to care.

My name is PJ. said...

That sounds so encouraging! I'm always heartened when life is full for our senior citizens.