I enjoyed the video with Ted's beautiful family and music. Wonderful!
I too was blessed to be with my Dad when he died.
Took Step-Mom to the doctor yesterday. Her KUB CT with contrast was normal. Dr. " could find no medical reason for her lack of appetite. When asked what flavor drink she wanted step-Mom said, "Whatever." Me, my sister, and caregivers had told the doctor they think she is depressed. She has always been proud to have never been depressed. Yesterday when asked she said, "Probably." MD had her drink an Ensure and eat a meal bar with protein. She told her she would stay until she ate them. She did.
She is now on an antidepressant takes at least six weeks to help. A side effect is increased appetite.
Monday will be her birthday. Sister is bringing wine to have with lunch and birthday cheesecake, her favorite. She knows she has to eat half her lunch before the wine can be opened. MD agreed with the plan. The head caregiver said, "I'll drink to that!" The party will be with the other ladies who live there.
I'm wondering how to get her to have a conversation with one woman. She is over ninety. Type one diabetes took one leg and most of her eyesight. She is friendly, pleasant, and smiles a lot. She has lived in four countries and I find her good to converse with. Step-Mom is polite, but told me," I don't like to be around her because if is too sad that she can't walk and can't see. I guess people feel the same about me having to live in an old folks home."
That same woman's granddaughter painted everyone's nails last week. All their hands look better than mine, including Step-Mom's.
Oh well. Maybe she will feel better with one class of wine a day, starting on her birthday. If she is better nourished she may feel better before the medication helps.