Forever Young asked for a mom update post. I show this doll which Mom won last year in a raffle when she stayed at the rehab center. Someone crocheted the dress.
Right now, Mom is at the rehab center again and doing well according to herself and the physical therapy people. She is walking quite a bit in the halls with her walker. She is doing the exercises. And she says cutting down on her pain pills.
Mom, the nurse and pt people and I meet last week and determined she would stay two more weeks. A time frame suggested by the doctor. However, she really wants to come home. It is possible, if the Doctor agrees, that she'll return home on Friday.
Of concern though is that she is losing weight, even though she eats well, for her. Like a bird, most would say. She's always been a bit heavy so losing weight is a sign of something.
Meanwhile SIL across the street has had the last rites. So I guess she feels her end is near. She refuses however to take morphine as she associates that with "the end." It has been one year since her first symptoms arose. She began falling a lot. However, only 6 months since she received her diagnosis.