Friday, June 26, 2009

Mom is doing OK. She had a day of agitation and confusion about 2 weeks ago and grabbed another patients wrist and left a bruise, so they had to prescribe an anti-depressant and another drug for a short time. They said when they make physical contact and leave marks, the doctor has to be contacted and they must show that they took some action to solve the problem. I agreed to the pills only for a short time. These last two weeks she has been really quite and just sits with me. One day she wanted to go riding around in town. But, even on the ride she was very quite. Hopefully they can stop the pills soon and she can be herself again. Donny and Chelsea came down to see her when they come through going to Uncle Mutt's funeral. I know she enjoyed seeing them. Not much else to say except that I miss her even when I'm with her some days. I'm not sure who all reads this blog, but I have had the best mother in the whole world. She would have done anything for us kids to help us grow up to be adults that loved and served the LORD. She has always been a hoot to be around because she always said and did the funniest things. She still does when she is in her right mind. She was always a prayer warrior. She was always very giving and loving. I can remember many times when I was growing up, that we invited visitors to our church, over to stay with us or just eat with us. My mom was the BEST. I say was, because she is so different now. She never mentions God or reads her Bible, and I know that is so not her. This disease is so hard to watch. It hasn't changed how I feel about her, it just hurts sometimes.
No pictures taken recently so that's all for now.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kori and Nate are here today. Kori wanted this picture on the blog, so here it is.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mom is still doing really well. She has her 85th birthday on the 20th of this month, if any or you would like to send her a card. Her address is:
Crosbyton Nursing Home & Rehab
222 N. Farmer
Crosbyton, TX 79322
I know she would love to hear from you. She still has her friends that she sits with. She never wants me to leave, so that makes it really hard. She has had a
lot of family come visit her in the last few months and she loved it. She doesn't remember it now, but for a while she did and talked about it a lot. Love to you all and come see us when you can. Peggy

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mom at the Home

Those of you who are keeping up with Mom through this blog, she is doing great. She has made friends with 2 other ladies at the home and they all sit on the couch together and sleep or watch TV. She tells me everytime I am there about her pals. One of the ladies names is Frances King, so mom can remember her name because it is the same first name as hers. Her eating is back to normal and she gained all the weight she had lost when she was sick.
Nelda Pearl called yesterday to say that she & Bob, Gale and Warren were coming down to see her this Friday, 13th of March. I know mom will really enjoy that. I'll try to take pictures and post them.
She has shared several times with me that she wishes she had a car. I ask her where she wanted to go and she said, "to pick up her kids from school." I gently reminded her that I was her youngest child and I am 56 years old. She replied, "So I don't have any kids in school?" I said No. Her reply was, "I guess it's a good thing that I couldn't find a car to go get them from school." She is such a joy and delight. Even today she still makes me laugh. What a blessing she is to me!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mom's Visitor's

Last Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, Gale & Vicki Kimbrough came to see mama. I met them at the Nursing Home around 11:00 am and we visited and then took mom to lunch at the Dairy Queen and then went back to the Home and soon after, we all had to leave. For those of you who do not know Gale & Vicki, Gale is the only son of Christine, mama's sister. She knew the minute she saw their faces that they were people she knew, and smiled really big. Gale told her that they had not seen her in a long time and she said, "Shame on you!" We had a very good visit and it was one of mom's best days in a long time. She had remembered that Jr. had been to see her on the Sunday before. She usually can't remember anything that long. These days it dosen't take much to get me excited about how well mom is doing. She has gained back the weight she lost when she quit eating and her appetite is back to normal. She has made friends with 2ladies that sit with her in the front living area. She will tell you that they are all best buds. She does not know their names, but I have caught mom laying her head on one of the ladies shoulders on 2 occasions. We moved her the first of October to this Nursing Home and now 4 months later, I think she is finally adjusting and liking the place. Gale & Vicki took a couple of pictures and when they send them I will post them. In the mean time, here is one over the Christmas Holidays.