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   Posted 9/9/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
ok connie give me one of those pep talks.. i went to my residents funeral today. and just went by moms, so im feeling really down... life is hard. and i think its almost as hard on the caregivers as is the person. i got a lot of what ifs going through my head today...

hep93
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   Posted 9/9/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, NC.  Sorry, I was out today and just got home.  I know that funeral must have been difficult, knowing that you may soon be facing your mom's.  But everyone dies--some before they really need to, because of their self-destructive behavior, and others like my grandson die way too soon (24, with metastatic bone cancer.)  You're right, it IS harder on the caregivers and those left behind, especially when there is absolutely nothing you can do to change things.

Since you work with elderly, it's extra hard on you to then be your mom's caregiver or just someone in her life.  That is why it is so important for you to take time for yourself, to recharge your batteries and gain perspective.  Go to a movie (preferably a funny one!), get your nails done, read a book...whatever will recharge you.

Big hugs,

Connie


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

nc born and bred
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   Posted 9/10/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
my mom has been throwing up and having what seems like hot flashes. severe diahrrea.any thoughts on this? she looks bad.....

hep93
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   Posted 9/10/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Unless she has the flu or an intestinal virus, it's likely progression of the disease.  Does she have a fever?

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

nc born and bred
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   Posted 9/10/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
she was complaining of being very hot and now she is freezing.

hep93
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   Posted 9/10/2010 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Could be the flu.  She needs to drink lots of liquids (NOT alcohol) to keep from becoming dehydrated.  Try to get some Jello or pudding into her.  Also try clear soup.  And try to contact her doctor.

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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