Saturday, March 08, 2008
Here it is Saturday afternoon. I just got a phone call from Maryann reminding me of the KU and Texas A & M basketball game. I look forward to watching the second half.
Now to the situation here in El Paso. On Thursday we did some research to find a nursing home for mom. Her condition is such that Keith cannot look after her 24/7. She needs that kind of assistance to get around the house. Her usual round is from bed, to bathroom, to living room, not necessarily in that order. It is quite sad to see a woman who has prided herself in being so self-sufficient, become dependent on others. We were able to find a home that has space and is nearby her home.
Yesterday we took mom to visit the nursing home. It is a rather small one with only 48 beds. When we entered there were a lot of folks in wheel chairs right near the front desk. The director gave us a tour and then we talked about the situation. He took some information from us. They do have a program where after two weeks mom could come back to her home for a couple of days. I’m not sure whether this is a good idea or not.
Mom has been realizing that when she leaves she will probably never come back to the one place she has been able to call home. She is also worried about my brother being alone. It is a rather sad situation here in El Paso. Mom has always been in control of her life, and led an independent life. She will miss that. She had a couple of comments about the Villa:
• I hope they don’t serve just Mexican food.
• It is rather dark and dingy there. (She has macular degeneration and has minimal peripheral vision.)
• I hope I have a nice roommate. (She has always prided herself in being able to talk to anyone.)
So on Monday morning we will take her to the Villa and get her settled. Keith will then take me to the airport and I will look forward to being greeted by Maryann.
btw, KU won.