Thursday, January 14, 2010

Retrospective Thursday

The nursing home my Mom is in has several Haitians on staff and my heart breaks for them. I can't imagine the pain they must be in not knowing what is happening with their loved ones.
Mom hasn't been responsive lately. It is getting hard to get her attention away from the cards or the colorful cartoon on the tv screen.
I have been contacted by the Alzheimer's Association here in Boston on how to serve the needs of younger victims and their loved ones with dementia. The pain we went through trying to get services her and because her dementia was not officially "Alzheimer's", even less services were available given her age. Seeing her now in the nursing home, the youngest in the ward, it makes me wonder Why? What did she do to deserve this disease? Out of her family, why her? Looking back, some of the events that happened growing up now make sense IE the hoarding behavior, the self-centered behavior, the coldness...
So today, I post a picture of Mom before all of this when she was beautiful and young. This is how I want to remember her.
Today food wise, was an average day. Got my veggies, oil, whole grains, dairy. I really need to concentrate on fluids. I barely drink anything during work besides maybe a cup of tea and a small glass of water. That has to be upped.
Today's Log
Breakfast: 235
Oats, rolled, old fashioned
0.5 Cup
Pumpkin, solid pack, cnd
0.5 Cup
Sugar, brown, packed
2 Teaspoons
Lunch: 405
Healthy Choice Honey Ginger Chicken
1 Package
Apples, fresh, med, 3"
1 Each
Dinner: 512
2 Servings
Kraft 2% Delux American Cheese
2 Slices
Broccoli, stmd
1.5 Cups
Lunchmeat, ham, ckd, deli meat
3 Ounces
Oil, canola
0.667 Tablespoon
Snacks: 450
Yoplait Delights Lemon
1 Serving
Godiva Chocolate
3 Pieces
Pudding, white chocolate, fat & sugar free, inst, svg
2 Each
Milk, 1%, w/add vit A & D
1 Cup


  1. You're mom was so pretty. I also love the drss!


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