It took vigilance on my part to get my mom up out of the wheelchair and walking again. Initially, she didn't trust anyone to walk with her; she was scared.
Two weeks in a wheelchair began to weaken her legs; unable to hold up her weight on standing, she was becoming more agitated. Agitation is never a good thing when it comes to Lewy Bodies Dementia.
Two days ago, Mom's nurse told me that I created a monster. Mom walks a lot. She frequently tries to get up when the home wants her to sit because no one is available to walk with her. I walk with her as much as I can every day to help strengthen her legs and tire her out so that she sleeps at night.
I'll start working again soon; the job is waiting for me to start. I'm ready. I'm excited to join the world of paychecks again... it's been way too long.
Making money will allow me to pay someone to walk with my mom every day and set up an account with the home to pay for the hairdresser; every 2 weeks my mom is scheduled to get her hair done. Mom has always enjoyed having her hair look nice.
Friday, I took her out to lunch. She ate everything on her plate. I couldn't believe how much she ate! She ate unassisted without shaking as she picked up her coffee cup. It was an awesome outing. She was alert and talking full sentences to me. We had a conversation; a true gift.
Mom is settled. Her Care Giver during the day is a peach; Olga reminds us of Belkis. My mom likes her a lot. She likes all the people who help her.
I laugh when one of the residents who can't speak, squawks like a turkey when she sees me; my mom has begun to say with a snarky tone, "Awww, shud-up!"
It's great to see her doing so well in the home. My reward for all of my efforts has manifested. I am able to see her happy and smiling; big smiles every day.
I love visiting my mother. We are having fun, just like I promised her we would. I don't cry over the stress of caring for her; there's no need. She's in a great place; I am living again. My reward for caring for her has manifested, we made it through the storm.