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PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 2/18/2005 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Today was wretched. Papa's sister died, and he flew out this morning to go to the funeral. He asked Nana if she wanted to go with him, and she said no up until we got to the airport to drop him off. Then for the next few hours she thought he didn't love her anymore and that he wouldn't let her go with him. I kept explaining to her that there wasn't enough time for her to get a ticket, but she was crying and was very upset.
 
Then, we took my dog to the vet, where I was told she probably was sick and have to wait a few days to find out why. So all day I was crying about that and Nana was comforting me, until she forgot why I was crying and thought it was because I didn't like her. But we went out to dinner and had a good time. Then, when we got home, she wanted to send out flowers to the funeral, but everywhere was closed or something, so we have to wait until tomorrow, which she is none too pleased.
 
But, on a good note, she made a cup of coffee today! Usually, she just tells people what she wants until someone gets it for her, but today she was very mad when I got up to make it. She got out the cups, coffee, put the kettle on, and made some coffee. She was so proud!
 
I had a question, but I forgot it... soo... the end! (sorry for the pointless post, I'll make up for it later)

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/18/2005 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pixie . . .

Sorry you had such a crumby day. sorry about your Papa's sister (your great aunt?) too.

Poor doggie!!!! ((((((((doggy))))))))))) ((((((((((((Pixie))))))))))))))) . . . I hope he/she is ok . . .

Sounds like a little nana had a moment with the coffee eh? That's great. You should just brush yourself off and give yourself a big pat on th back . . . so happy you could be there with nanna. Imagine the alternative.

Hope tomorrow is better!! Don't forget to update about your doggie too!

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                               Dx = SAD-96, SCLE 10/02, Re-Dx UCTD + Hashimoto-2/05


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 2/19/2005 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Today was a lot better. Mom was home, which was good. I don't usually fall asleep until after 3 in the morning, and Nana gets up around 8, so I got to sleep in *yay*. So, after I got up, I heard about how Shiloh (our sick dog) threw up all over the living room, I gave her something to ease her tummy, and we went out to IHOP for lunch. Then we went and saw The Wedding Date (I didn't like it, but Nana was very impressed), came home and Shiloh threw up all over the living room again. So we took her to the emergency vet clinic and they said she's going into ketone acidosis or something that sounds like that, so she's spending the night at the hospital and they said she'd be fine as soon as she got some insulin and fluids in her (she's lost almost 6 pounds in a week). Nana was very concerned and had us call Papa so she could tell him (this is his favorite dog out of the three). So she called him up and said the black and white dog was sick (they're all black and white, hehe) and said not to worry, that everything would be ok, and that we'd see him tomorrow. She's very sweet. Before we left, she told Shiloh that she loved her and she was the cutest darn dog she'd ever seen and other such lovely things. Then the whole way home she went on about how great Shiloh was. Even called her the best dog in the world, which never happens because she usually thinks our Chihuahua, Kirby, is the best dog in the world.
 
Nana keeps trying to do stuff, but Mom and Papa get worried that she'll fall or something, so they do it for her. I talked to Mom today about how important it is to Nana to do stuff on her own, and she let off a little, but watches Nana like a hawk when she's walking around the house (she has bad balance and recently had to go to the ER a bunch and get admitted due to hurting her back when she fell once) and looks really nervous. But it makes Nana happy, so Mom'll just have to deal with it.
 
 

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/19/2005 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Pixie . . . glad to hear you got some sleep. LOL. Hope that Shiloh is well and back home fast. Your Nanna sounds a lot like my dad. Dad had a visit here today with mom . . . he did quite well and they stayed over an hour (which is good for him). It is good that your Nanna wants to do stuff. Dad and I worked a 30 piece jigsaw puzzle on Monday and mom said that he has guarded it all week and has finally taped it all together. I plan to find more as we did spend some amount of time on that and he enjoyed 'helping' me.

Let me know if you find more stuff that Nanna likes to do.

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                               Dx = SAD-96, SCLE 10/02, Re-Dx UCTD + Hashimoto-2/05


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 2/20/2005 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I sort of caught up on sleep last night. Nana doesn't like to sleep by herself, so I slept in her room last night. I was planning on just lying down until she fell asleep (I have the world's supply of homework to do this weekend and had decided this weekend will be work weekend, but everything kept getting in the way... the one chance I've had so far to actually get some studying done was ruined because the power went out, lol), but everytime she looked asleep she'd wake up when I got halfway out of the bed.
 
So today, in between driving to different vet clinics, Mom helped Nana shower, and then I washed her hair and styled it for her. Then I did her makeup and Mom helped Nana pick out the perfect outfit to wear to pick up Papa from the airport. Then they went to pick up Papa, and came back and made dinner. Nana's favorite thing to do everyday is set the table. And to read the mail and distrubute it to everyone. She seems to have a lot more energy than she's had in the past few months. Lately, she's been wanting to get her liscence back, so she's been reading my old driver's ed book. She keeps thinking that Papa is trying to keep her from driving and is refusing to let her get her liscence back. So she and Papa went over it tonight.
 
A jigsaw puzzle sounds like a great idea! I should try working on one with Nana. What was on the puzzle y'all did?
 
Nana has a hard time being away from her home, too. I've found it impossible to keep her out for more than three hours. On Sundays, we go out and do stuff so Papa and Mom can go over whatever. They want me to keep her out from 1-6, which I have yet to do.
 
Did you and your Dad ever go for that pedicure?
 
Sorry for the long post! Drank waaay too much coffee tonight. tongue
 

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/20/2005 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pixie!!!

The puzzle we did had a very nice rabbit . . . Dad liked that.

It is easiest for me to stay with Dad at his house and let mom get out. Maybe your mom and papa could try that. Or a combination of staying with her at the house and going out. Pedicure hasn't happened yet because I go over on Mondays and beauty places are closed on Mondays around here.

I hope you found time for that homework . . . I used to hate that feeling of having it pile up. After I was out of school I had many dreams of not getting it done. ughhhhh!!

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                               Dx = SAD-96, SCLE 10/02, Re-Dx UCTD + Hashimoto-2/05


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 2/22/2005 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I would stay home with Nana and let them go out, but all they want to do is organize the house (seriously... how many times a month does this need to be done?) and pay bills. They're no fun. They won't even go out to lunch with us on Sundays. Oh, well... Nana and I have lots of fun without them. :-)
 
I brought my Harry Potter books over to my grandparents' house so Papa could read them. Nana loves them! She thinks they're the silliest. She keeps running off with the one I'm reading now, though. Yesterday, she was sleeping on the couch with three of them on her lap.
 
I didn't have as much homework as I thought I did. I only have to study for my government test tomorrow. All the other stuff was postponed a week, thank goodness! Hehe, I was trying to study last night, but I was so tired and the book wasn't making sense, so for a while I thought I had drifted off and was dreaming that I was studying.

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/22/2005 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Pixie . . . I get lots of housework done in my sleep!!!! I'm glad your homework was LESS than you thought. Hooray!!! That was God's blessing to you for taking such good care of Nanna.

Dad likes the newspaper. If I bring him a news-paper he is excited. We can even go shop for a news-paper.

We went back to the library and I thought he didn't want to stay . . . so I started to walk out and he suggested we look around!!!!! That is a first. He actually wanted to hang around for a bit . . . I think he is doing better (or am I just getting used to things?) Anyway. . . Good that Nanna likes the Harry Potter books!!!

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                               Dx = SAD-96, SCLE 10/02, Re-Dx UCTD + Hashimoto-2/05


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 2/23/2005 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Less yes, but I still have 7ish more chapters to read. All but one are less than 5 pages, though. Blah!!! I need to go do silly stuff tomorrow to balance out all this responsible grown up stuff I've been doing.
 
Nana likes to have the paper in front of her. I don't think she actually reads it, except for laughing at the headlines (she finds just about everything amusing, which I think is awesome). But she'll ask me whenever I walk by if I've read it. It's a good conversation starter for her.
 
That's awesome your Dad is having a good time at the library. Does he usually check out a book or just look around?

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/23/2005 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Dad talks to strangers (which can be good or bad) and he was helping me pick out computer software (games) . .. but we haven't found a good one yet ( his computer doesn't have sound). We hae also sat at their computers and go on the internet. He like to work the mouse and he does well with it too! But ultimately he ends up by the newspapers and wants to check one out. So we usually go righ after and just buy one. If we bring home a computer game he guards it all week till I come back. . . so he doesn't know my name but he will associate the game with me.

Hope your reading is all done. Have a good day!

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                               Dx = SAD-96, SCLE 10/02, Re-Dx UCTD + Hashimoto-2/05


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/23/2005 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
PIxieDustStorm and AlwaysRosie........................You both have fullest admiration and blessings.Both are Angels, sending PRAYERS and plenty of Good thoughts your way.......MAY GOD BLESS and KEEP YOU ALL HEALTHY and SAFE
...........I can"t give solutions to all of life"s problems,doubts or fears.But I can listen to you and together we will search for answers.............excertp from a poem"PORTRAIT OF A FRIEND"  Take Care and GOD BLESS........................lyn


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/24/2005 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Lyn . . . you are too kind. I so enjoy spending time with Dad. Do you have a loved one with AD? See, I don't have the caretaker role . . . I just get to be the 'good guy' that visits. Mom is the Angel!!!! She deals so well with this and I know it is a big job . . . but she makes it look like every-day stuff.

Thanks your your kind words!!!

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                               Dx = SAD-96, SCLE 10/02, Re-Dx UCTD + Hashimoto-2/05


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/27/2005 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
AlwaysRosie....Yes hun I do have a loved one with AD.my mom .and I take care of her as well as try to take care of self lol.I have crohns and pg which sometimes makes it difficult but my hubby and daughter are always there for back up.You take care and GOd will help even in the darkest times God BLess
...........I can"t give solutions to all of life"s problems,doubts or fears.But I can listen to you and together we will search for answers.............excertp from a poem"PORTRAIT OF A FRIEND"  Take Care and GOD BLESS........................lyn


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 3/17/2005 5:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Lyn - Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts. :) Much appreciated.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2005 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
PixieDustStorm.....................We are setting up chat for Sunday afternoon you are most welcome to join ...check the calander and the thread so you know what time to meet us in there.I hope things are getting better for you and your Papa it will take time as you know......but with the love and care you give to your papa and nana they will make out just fine .I commend you on your selflessness and the love you share with these special people in your life..............I wish that there were more like you out there ......Take Care ....God Bless
    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 3/18/2005 4:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Aw, you're going to make me blush.

Sundays are my Nana days, but depending on the time I'll see if I can make it. We usually go out around noon and are back by three.

Things are getting better. For some reason, she's seeming less confused and worried and back to her normal self (that being half a year ago, but still, it's nice). She has got her sense of humor AND her hearing aids back, which is awesome. She's all excited because her daughter and grandaughter are coming to visit Sunday.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2005 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Its great to hear that Nana is coming around hun.....my mom has those good times as well and those are the best she too has such a great sense of humor.I found that the doc had given her ativan(i was not at that app) and she had hidden them so I didnt know she was taking them till I realized that something just wasnt right.Since she isnt taking them she is not so upset and confused either.Am happy for your Nana that she is looking forward to her daughter and grandaughter coming I wish them a great day and you too.............you take care and GOD BLESS
    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/19/2005 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pixie!!! Glad you posted . . . haven't seen you for awhile. I finally got dad in for that pedicure. He really liked it. It was very confusing for him at first, the odd chair etc. But once he relaxed . . . he liked it all. His chair had a very nice massage mechanism in it too. I sat next to him but could afford to pedicures LOL. (Mom said, his feet where fine when you left here!) I hope that didn't offend her. She never would do anything like that. I have even given her gift certificates. . . that's just not her cup of tea I guess.

Dad and I did "Fun Pad" (the little books with dot to dot and mazes and follow the dots) He really enjoyed it too.

It's sure nice to hear that Nanna is having some kind of repriev!! I hope it sticks!! Godd timing with her family coming. Mom just bought some Mangoneene juice for dad to see if it helps. Her neighbor said that after 6 months of using it he is doing much better.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139

UCTD, Hashimoto's, SAD, Diverticulosis, Glucose Intolerance


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/3/2005 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pixie!!!!!

I haven't seen you around for quite a while . . . I hope you and Nanna are still ok. . . post when you get a minute so we know you are ok.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139

UCTD, Hashimoto's, SAD, Diverticulosis, Glucose Intolerance


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/4/2005 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I second AR on this one Pixie .where are you and how are you doing ?........Please post and let us know k we arw missing you ......take care and God Bless
    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn

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