Friday, May 13, 2011

A Turning Point

I wish the problem of Blogger being down was the cause of me being down today but no, I didn’t mind too much. My Wednesday post is back so all is good in that realm.

No, today was sucky because it was day we had been expecting for a long time. Finally it came. I got a call from the nursing home which turned out to be Mom’s social worker. She has not been eating. She chews her food and pockets it in her mouth but does not swallow. She also chokes when she drinks. She’s lost a lot of weight. It is time to put a feeding tube in. She’s probably dehydrated.

We have been expecting this day for a long time. That doesn’t mean we like it. She has forgotten how to eat. It is a new stage in the dementia. Mom : ( . She is suffering and I can’t stand that so the feeding tube is it. When she finally dies, I don’t think it will be any easier, the pain is drawn out for a long time.

Between her and Dad, I am happy they upped my medication recently. I can tell that my bottom is not as low as it could be and I think the medicine is the cause of that. It has just been a rough couple of weeks.

I was planning on stopping in to get some dinner after visiting Dad tonight but decided to look around Dress Barn before for a bit. I found this dark denim dress that I love. I actually think it looks pretty good on me. It is good to wear to work or out.

demin dress

Here is the green flowered dress that I liked but not as much as the dress about.

green flowered dress

The pictures are from my phone so when I expanded them, they were a bit fuzzy and looked better small. I am going to check out the Avenue tomorrow for some summer clothes and maybe look at Lane Bryant if there is time. According to some of my Facebook friends, it was 99 degrees in Florida today, since it has been a bit dreary this summer here in Boston, I need summer clothes.

Maybe retail therapy will help.



  1. I cannot imagine how hard it must be to be in the situation with your Mum.

    The dark denim dress is so cute!

  2. Jen, I'm so sorry about your mom. Doesn't matter how much advance notice we have, when the inevitable does come, it doesn't make it any easier. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Blogger lost my Wednesday post! I'd written about my sister and best friend. So I'm bumming. They ended up restoring a sucky first draft in my dashboard. : ( I'm hoping it comes back today. Big lesson, here: back-it up!

    Hey, I love the dresses! You look great in them.

    Hang in there.

  3. Sorry to hear about your Mom. You have a lot of stress on you right now, it's no wonder you have been feeling down. I hope things improve soon.

    P.S. I really like the green dress!


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