(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts ARGH!!!!, Downhill, Aware.)


Tightness pushes into my chest

As tears burn my lashes

I am aware as you slide

Inch, by inch


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About Thedogmama

Hi, I am a retired only child who, after several years taking care of my parents in another state long distance am now the caregiver to my 94 year old mother. Mom lives with us now and has two of our upstairs bedrooms as her "little apartment". She has extensive osteoarthritis, COPD, CHF and pulmonary hypertension. In the three years she has been living with me she has endured more pain than anyone should have to handle. Because of the arthritis she has had the head of her humerus in her right arm removed to alleviate pain and internal bleeding. It was not reconstructed. This year she fractured her pelvis and the head of the femur fractured off her left leg. The repair of the femur was successful, but her pelvis is deteriorating and cannot support her weight. She is now confined to a wheelchair and her bed. I live in Massachusetts with my Hubby and Mom's cat Molly and our African Grey Parrot Penelope. We have two adult children who adore their grandmother and live about an hour away.

One thought on “Twilight

  1. Profile photo of EllysGdaughterEllysGdaughter

    Hang in there! You are living without regrets, giving fully your best to your Mom who loves you so very much, knowing your sacrifices! Her pain and suffering will have an end with memories of your beautiful care! (((HUGS))


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