Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Upside down

Life has been a little upside down for me. This has been my home away from home. I spend about four hours a day there. Chad the administrator asked me if I would like my own apartment. I sure have met some wonderful people, so it has been a good thing.

I didn't know how much of this experience to share, then a friend said it would be good for me to blog about it.

So I will do my best. I think it will help move me back to the real world. If it helps anyone, then thats even better.

My sister has good days and bad days. Yesterday was a bad day and she spent the day in bed. She had headaches for the first time but the staff is so quick with her meds, we were able to put a stop to it and she was able to sleep.

Today, was a good day. I was able to take her outside this morning for a walk around the compound, with her little dog Joker. I have hired a private care taker, so when I am not there she is still getting one on one help. Amanda, reported back tonight that Maurine had a very good afternoon. I was glad to hear that. I will go over in the morning and get her ready for company. A friend she has not seen in a long time is coming to visit.


  1. Nonie, I am continuing to pray for you and for your sweet sister. I pray she has a lovely visit today with her friend and is not in so much pain so she can enjoy the time

  2. Nonie, I think blogging about Maureen and her challenges is a wonderful idea. When I cared for my Mom I felt like I was in such a lonely situation and a blog would have been wonderful to connect with others who have been thru caretaking. I didn't know anyone who was in my situation and felt very isolated about it. I think it is wonderful that you can share your thoughts here and please know that we are all here to listen and care. Bunny

  3. It does help to share sometimes. I hope it helps you. Best wishes for you and your sister.