Every morning at 5 AM, I wake up and if my mom isn't up yet, I wake her up. I love it when I get to wake her instead of her waking me.
First, I give her one teaspoon of liquid medicine from our Naturopath Doctor. It is a combination of olive leaf extract, rauwolfia and dogwood. It tastes bad. Keeping it in the fridge makes it taste less bad... my mom, she drinks it down in her blue shot glass. We follow it up with a teaspoon of raw organic honey.
Next, she takes small supplements of fish oil, B12 and CoQ10; fortunately, she can still swallow little pills.
Followed by her morning supplements, she has oatmeal. I mix 1/4 cup dry oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of Phosphyltidal Choline; 1/2 cup of water and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. I then add one teaspoon of Brain Powder to the oatmeal, after cooking so that the amino acids remain effective. I heat a handful of blueberries for 20 seconds, to take the chill off and then add it to the oatmeal. A little bit of Coconut Milk put on top and my mom's breakfast is ready.
My mom loves her morning oatmeal. The Brain Powder works wonderfully, giving her clearer cognition. She is able to use the toilet by herself after she has had the dose of amino acids... a true blessing for me. Who knows how long self-toileting will last but I am grateful nonetheless.
Coffee and a banana complete the meal, leaving her satisfied and ready for a full day at the Day Program.
Clean up and dressing are not my favorite time of the day. It entails my wiping my mother's ass with a wet cloth to make sure that she doesn't get shit on her fresh clean cloths. Clean diaper, pants, shirt and socks. I do her hair, add accessories to her outfit and she's ready for Martha to pick her up at 7 AM.
My favorite time of the day is when my mom is walking out the door, carrying her designer lunch bag as she greets her driver.
Smiling and Waving I sing, "Bye Ma... See you at 2:30!"