September 29th 2010 12:35 pm
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We have a brand new friend! Yesterday, my person was disheartened and unhappy. Today, she is hopeful, and for once it isn't because of me! I didn't have to lift a paw.
My person's mother has been regressing and is unable to stand up on her own. This means my person has been working hard, picking her up and helping her get from one place to another in the house in addition to the other things she's doing.
One time it was really fun because my person sat her mother on the seat of an extra large walker and pushed her here and there. It's most fun when they came to a doorway, because the walker only fits in sideways.
Yesterday, my person felt that her mother's care was beyond her abilities to assist. Also, her own symptoms are really bothering her. She's hallucinating a lot and the noise in her head is confusing her more than usual. PLUS she has paperwork she must follow up on. And she is so, so tired.
My person spoke with her sister (with the fabulous boys) and they made a plan to try to get someone to help. And they did.
Her name is Bobbie and she's experienced and approved by the Office on Aging to assist with caring for people like my person's mother. Bobbie is even very experienced with people who have MS!
She came right over and I loved her. She obviously appreciates an excellent dog like myself. My person liked her, and most importantly, my person's mother liked her! She started immediately. My person got a brief nap snuggling with me, which renewed her spirit. I'm a truly magnificent cuddlier.
Bobbie is coming over again today and my person has a list of stuff she wants to work on while Bobbie takes care of her mother.
It's all the same to me whoever takes care of who. I know my job and I'm pretty happy, which makes my person smile.
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I can't tell you how glad I am that your mom found Bobbie. Caring for a sick relative is hard. Not only physically, but emotionally, too. Often times stress and exhaustion triggers old symptoms, memories and the mind to act up. It's only understandable. Maybe you can convince your mom to go to a cafe or a book store in the area once a day, as a mandatory outing and just sit there, away from everything and have a tea, read or just be at a place where there is "silence". Maybe Bobbie even wants to come and hang out with you?
If there is anything we can help with, let us know..
Woofs to you, Jojo and sonja
Woo hooo! This is excellent news! We hope you are able to come back home soon! I don't think our moms do too well without each other...
Help with your Grandhuman! Wahooo! When there are little breaks, Iris, whisper to your mom, "latte" or "mocha" or "triple" whatever-it-is she likes...just little reminders, k? You can also whisper "books" "used books" and see if that helps your human get out a bit. We look forward to seeing you before the snow falls. The Reethster.