A Good and Weird Two Days in July

Meditation

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Mediation
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The last two days have been both good and weird. How did it get here …. for the last 7 years my Mom has progressed from a mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease.

And over this same time period, a rotation of caregivers have helped her and my Dad out.

Until April and the shut down, this was going okay but the activities my Mom took part in came to a halt and things got tougher for our parents. The result a very worn out Dad physically and mentally and our Mom being very dependent on him. And this happened even with the hired help.

Two weeks ago matters came to a head and our Dad came to the decision Mom would move out of the apartment. He wants her to have 24 hour care and she will get to do activities like arts & crafts, letter writing, games, and making snacks with others in a week.

Before this could happen, Mom had to have two tests to confirm her health, and both came back negative. Then my Dad got permission for me to visit their apartment so we could talk with her. She did cry but thankfully no fit of rage.

The move Wednesday morning went okay. Later in the day my Dad let me see two pictures on his phone of Mom in her new room. After work he saw her and they spoke on the phone while viewing each other through a window.

I thought I would see my Mom again later in the day but the way I am feeling I need to wait until Thursday. One part of me feels relief and another part feels weird.

I will continue to meditate and remind myself, “Don’t think about it too much just let events happen and respond as they occur.”

A Good and Weird Two Days in July

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