I realized yesterday my Mom is still a sharp cookie. We were discussing how the Allstate car insurance bill had been reduced by $33.51 because I had called our agent. Mom still had questions regarding the bill. Pertinent questions actually. I had tried to explain it to her. Then I decided to show the last bill to her compared to the present new bill. Immediately after seeing all the figures she was satisfied. The figures except the one which was legit were all the same. My mom was a sharp cookie like I said. She was happy, as was I. All of our frustration and confusion had been cleared up.
Earlier in the day our CNA and I had taken Mom to the urogynocologist regarding her pessary which had not been cleaned since June 2013. The nurse clinician was furious and released a tirade when I took Mom into the examining room. Mom had requested that I leave them alone. The next thing I knew the clinician was all sweet and calling me into the appointment window to help Mom schedule an appointment for the doctor to see Mom in three months. All went well. I had been praying it would. Our CNA had been consoling me in the lobby while we had waited.
She is getting to be so much sharper in general on most days. When she gets her sleep. Drinks plenty of fluids. And now even gets some exercise with her walker every day too!
I must say, a lot of credit goes to our new CNA who is now full-time. She cares for both Mom and me. She is our emotional and physical helper. I don’t know what we would do without her. Mom is beginning to like her, too. That is essential. While she is losing her independence, our CNA tries to make it so easy for her to keep it. From moment to moment, she keeps telling me. Mom calls us “her little helpers.” I am so glad she is accepting our CNA as a helper and not expecting me to do everything. I can take a nap. Enjoy Mom’s company and not do ALL the chores too.
Life is grand.
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