Maria

  • ThumbnailI came down with the flu on Thursday night and have not left the house since Thursday. Thank goodness for my AH. Luckily, he did not come down with it but is taking care of himself and we are both staying home […]

  • Janet,
    I’m SO terribly sorry to hear this. You have been in my thoughts & prayers all week.
    I truly believe in what Denise has said about life being fair!
    Hugs, Prayers & Warm Wishes!
    Maria

  • What a nice thing that Elly is still able to do things like knit caps for the local children’s hospital!
    Hope you have found a car that will work for you.
    Hope this week was a good one for you!
    Maria

  • Glad surgery went well!
    Prayers & Hugs from Kansas!
    Maria

  • Oh Larry I’m SO sorry that you have had all of this on your plate! The saying is defiantly right when it rains it pours!
    Glad you got the surgery scheduled and praying that everything went well!
    Hugs from Kansas!
    Maria

  • ThumbnailI hope those of you that have been affected by the winter storm are okay.

    I have some very good news! On Monday my client’s son and I toured two assisted living communities and fell in love with one of them […]

    • What good news for your client, Maria! I hope her transition to assisted living runs smoothly.

      I can appreciate your frustration; your father seems terribly stubborn. Scary to read that his sister was gone for so many hours and doesn’t recall where she went. I share your concern about the quality of assisted living facilities. When my…[Read more]

    • Glad there is some positive resolution in the your client’s life. You seemed genuinely concerned about her and I hope this outcome bring you some peace. So sorry about your father-in-law, tho! I’d be mad. too.

  • Larry,
    Glad to hear from you! I have been wondering where you were & have missed reading your updates.
    You are such a awesome person & a true hero in my book!
    Maria

  • ThumbnailI had a very frustrating day yesterday. I took my client and her difficult son to the eye doctor yesterday and had a very frustrating day! He refused when I offered to change her when we got back an  told me that […]

    • Hi Maria–I hope the doctor can help with your client. It’s such a worry that she’s not getting the right amount of care.

      I hope your father-in-law uses the supplies. :)

    • It seems like a difficult position to be in – you see how things need to be done differently, but the son has more power to control how he cares for his mom.

    • I can’t imagine being the middle man (or woman) between a caree and the caree’s relative who refuses to let you do your job. That would drive me mad, and be incredibly frustrating. Good for you for persisting in such awful circumstances.

  • Maria posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Sure I would be glad to! Anytime I can help someone I’m very glad to! Prayers for me this morning as I’m with my challenging family!

  • Denise,
    We to were hit with snow last night the snow has stopped but it is really cold 18 but it feels like 7! Luckily we stayed in today and spent the day cleaning & getting settled in. A very positive note is that my in-laws also did not get out today! That is a big thing as usually my father-in-law will go out no matter what it is like!I’m…[Read more]

  • Jean,
    Thanks for your comment! I had not thought of that. I’m going to talk to the doctor tomorrow and will mention it. It is a VERY sad situation and I’m hoping after everything has calmed down her son will thank me.
    Maria

  • Denise.
    I’m SO happy that your dad has asked for help in shoveling the driveway. As I have said in the past, “baby steps, baby steps”. Hopefully this will be the beginning to where he will start asking for more help.
    Maria

  • ThumbnailHappy New Year to all!

    For the most past we have had a GREAT Christmas and New Years. We drove to my sisters in Fort Collins, Colo., from our house in Wichita, Kansas, on Christmas day and for the first time in […]

    • Hi Maria–Happy New Year!

      I had to laugh about your mother-in-law’s gift. Oh, my. Are you using the lamp?

      Do you think your client is ready for hospice? I’m wondering because she is sleeping so much and has little appetite. Would you feel comfortable at least asking for an eval from a local hospice? The staff can give you an idea of when, if…[Read more]

      • Denise,
        We to were hit with snow last night the snow has stopped but it is really cold 18 but it feels like 7! Luckily we stayed in today and spent the day cleaning & getting settled in. A very positive note is that my in-laws also did not get out today! That is a big thing as usually my father-in-law will go out no matter what it is like!I’m…[Read more]

    • Jean replied 4 weeks ago

      Maria, I’m glad you had a good Christmas trip.

      The situation with your client is really scary. It sounds like she shouldn’t be left alone at all. I’m glad her doctor is engaged and listening to you. This situation really made me wonder about what you do when you know about abuse in the form of neglect of seniors or disabled adults. What the…[Read more]

    • Jean replied 4 weeks ago

      Gosh, I just had another thought. If your client had been in good physical shape and has suddenly gone downhill it might even be a UTI especially since she isn’t being changed and bathed. My mother-in-law’s temp would barely rise when she had UTI but she certainly would sleep more, eat less… Just a thought.

      • Jean,
        Thanks for your comment! I had not thought of that. I’m going to talk to the doctor tomorrow and will mention it. It is a VERY sad situation and I’m hoping after everything has calmed down her son will thank me.
        Maria

  • First off I have to say I love the idea of a Christmas Cookie Decorating party :)! I might have to have one next year!
    I remember when my Grandfather started to fall. He fell once after he had been out without with us getting out of the car. I was one step away and wondered what would have happened if I had been right there.
    You are doing a good…[Read more]

  • I love the “care package” your dad is getting for Christmas! I love getting gifts like that.

    • He did love it. I need to write a new post soon to chronicle my dad’s adventures since Christmas. =)

  • What a neat post! How lucky your wife is to have you!

  • Welcome to Caregiving.com! This is a awesome site & everyone is very supportive and caring!
    Maria

  • ThumbnailAfter posting last week and feeling so much better after getting things out I have promised myself that I will post more often,

    Well to say my life is boring would be a understatement. I have always had sinus […]

    • Sure hope you feel better soon, Maria. That’s no fun during the holidays when you probably have tons of things you want to do. We are always here to listen, thanks for posting.

    • Hi Maria–I hope you are feeling better!

      What are your plans for the holidays? Will you be able to see your in-laws?

  • Denise,
    At the time the “brownie” incident made me squirm but I think it’s kinda funny.
    Thanks for your support!!!
    Maria

  • Hoping today is a much better day!!!!
    Sending you lots of prayers, and hugs.
    Maria

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