Dorothy’s Dementia

Mom had a great night! Happy News!   When I arrived at the hospital at 8 this morning – I wasn’t sure what to expect.  When I waked into the room I was happy to see that she was sitting upright in the bed, eating breakfast- her face lit up when she saw me.   I said Good Morning Sunshine!   And of course, the first thing she asked was “where am I ?”.  I told her what had happened and were she was and what day it is.   It’s 9:28 and I’ve repeated this story 5 times.  She just can’t remember

Her room is busy with nurses coming in, checking vitals, giving meds and all the little things that nursed do- that we take for granted.  There is a huge picture window in moms’ room and the nurse moved her bed around so she can look outside -instead of the wall.  The view is gorgeous – this makes the say more relaxing and scenic. 

A view looking out of a window

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Dorothy is doing great- all her vitals are back to normal- she has even been able to do number 2.   LOLOL and you know what a relief this if you’ve ever been in the hospital and constipated- it’s the worse.   I hope this is not too much information. LOLOL but it’s huge for her recovery and we want it to go as smoothly and painless as possible.  

She is resting comfortably, and I am waiting patiently for the physical therapy folks.  This will be a huge hurdle, to see where she stands and what she will need – to help decide where she will have to go for the next few weeks while she is rehabilitated.

Paul and I are taking shifts today- he will be here at noon and I’ll take a break for a few hours.  I am so thankful that I have him and that he is willing to share in this journey the three of us are on.  

Peace & Love,

Cheryl Doreen

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