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It’s All Right

My mother had her feet solidly on the ground.  She wasn’t a dreamer, didn’t believe in  fortune tellers or the supernatural, but she did have occasional intuitions that were spot on.  One of those intuitions was about my future. As I … Continue reading

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The Alzheimer’s Plateau

Tonight I watched Jon lead Bo from the kitchen to the family room,  Jon walking backward with Bo’s  hands in his. Bo moved with mincing steps, unsure of where to put his feet, pulling back, as Jon  pulled him along. … Continue reading

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Mattie, the YorkiePoo

There’s a new visitor at our house:  Mattie, the YorkiePoo.   He comes with Cynthia, our second caregiver,  dressed in his latest outfit or  sometimes just  in his “jammies.”  He rides in his own little car seat then comes into … Continue reading

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A New Reality …

(This blog continues the August 2 post,  “Some Days are Just bad ….”   Jon and Adriana left; we had another caregiver during the week, then I was alone with Bo for three days.) Jon reminds me that every time … Continue reading

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And summer comes to an end

Can’t believe it’s already August 22 and the last Adult NancyCamp event was last evening:  a 2-hour leisurely boat ride around Philadelphia.  It rained a little but it didn’t matter.  We had a good time. In a week the children … Continue reading

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Camp has Begun

July is here and so is NancyCamp.  In fact,  two NancyCamps — one for the children and another for adults.  But at the same time that I am doing things I love to do,   Bo is just existing.  Every … Continue reading

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And so, another month …. and NancyCamp

And so, another month has passed since I posted my last blog.  In that time, not much has changed.  Life goes on quietly and sadly. Things are calm here right now. Bo “came back” from a very bad decline while … Continue reading

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Most of the Time

I stepped back into our bedroom this morning to check on Bo before I went downstairs, and there he was,  standing beside the bed, struggling to pull a pair of pull-up shorts over his head like a shirt. “What are … Continue reading

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Struggling

Our roller coaster continues, but now it’s in small rolls, from deep sleep to wakefulness to speaking; from so weak that he falls,   to making it down and up the stairs; from one word responses  to greeting a guest, … Continue reading

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Home Again … Again

Bo came home again today, after his third hospitalization in five weeks.  This time he only stayed two days.  He was diagnosed and treated for a blood clot on his lung, apparently a result of his other hospital stays and/or … Continue reading

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