Extreme Waiting

Extreme waiting happens sometimes within the deep waiting time period. After all the information is given, questioned and reiterated, those in charge make decisions and you both discuss it and give the okay. Then the deed is done behind closed doors. This is where extreme waiting takes place.

Home Care

Hospitals are places where one can get really sick. Nursing facilities are touch and go – like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. It could take hours to go to the bathroom; nursing staff can make mistakes on medications; neighbors could have annoying hacking coughs, etc. Home, surrounded by […]

Toilet Retrieval System

I published another post today (see “Is This Really Necessary?”) which posed the question about the necessity of posting a sign instructing one to keep his or her hands out of the toilet. Fortunately, the above-mentioned toilet was equipped with a tool that made the use of one’s hands unnecessary. Of course, I assume this tool […]

Busy Day

Today was busy. I followed my brother Dave around to multiple appointments to make arrangements for Mom’s funeral.He did all the work. I’m very proud of my brother. Mom just turned 90 years of age less than two weeks ago. She was bright and alert at her party, but the day I left to return […]

Back at the Airport

The jitters are gone (from my consciousness at least). I have no idea why. I’m at the airport as I write this. I was at the airport almost two weeks ago, traveling back east to celebrate Mom’s 90th birthday. The day I left to return home, Mom had to go to the hospital. She isn’t […]

Last Moment

Mom died this morning (February 20, 2015).  I was so fortunate to be able to be by her side at that moment.  My flight arrived yesterday night at 10:30PM, Dave picked me up, and we drove like bats out of hell directly to the hospital. We got to there about 11:15 and I got to talk […]

Epilog

Back home: I’m back in California. I went to Mom’s birthday party in New Jersey and stayed for a couple of days more. Six months ago or so Mom asked me if I was planning to come to her 90th birthday. I said, “Sure, I wouldn’t miss it.” She said, “Good, I’ll hang on until then.” […]