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
160
Pumpkin, solid pack, cnd
0.5 Cup
40
Sugar, brown, packed
2 Teaspoons
35
Lunch: 405
Healthy Choice Honey Ginger Chicken
1 Package
310
Apples, fresh, med, 3"
1 Each
95
Dinner: 512
Egg
2 Servings
154
Kraft 2% Delux American Cheese
2 Slices
120
Broccoli, stmd
1.5 Cups
66
Lunchmeat, ham, ckd, deli meat
3 Ounces
90
Oil, canola
0.667 Tablespoon
83
Snacks: 450
Yoplait Delights Lemon
1 Serving
100
Godiva Chocolate
3 Pieces
190
Pudding, white chocolate, fat & sugar free, inst, svg
2 Each
50
Milk, 1%, w/add vit A & D
1 Cup
110

2 comments:

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

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