Guess again Ma. I help her get ready and off she goes, giving me several hours of perceived freedom.
Whenever I arrived, there sat my mom with her party hat. She was a bit grumpy looking, she was ready to go. She was upset that she couldn't eat the snacks, goldfish crackers.
She came home with a new scarf, a scarf that one of the Care Attendants gave her. My mom loves scarves.
Yesterday, the Day Program had their little party for the attendants, my mom seemed to enjoy herself, right up to the end when she couldn't have the crackers because they have ingredients we don't eat. Wheat gluten being top of the list, it causes explosive shits that I end up cleaning. I'll do everything that I can to stop feces from flying free in my home.
My mom had potato and corn with her lunch yesterday, 2 foods that we avoid and haven't eaten in a long time. My mom was a bit more agitated yesterday afternoon, right up until the time she went to bed. I won't allow potato and corn in her diet, not as long as she lives with me because it makes caring for her impossible; behaviors where she lashes out at me, angry for her losing control over her life.
Here's a picture of what my mom looked like when I walked in yesterday to pick her up.
|Happy New Year!|
Ma at the Day Program