Tag Archives: caregiver

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

Posted in Alzheimer's | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Five-Minute Friday: Gift

(I wrote this for my other blog , “WordWaltzer,” but then decided to post it here too because the topic is still Alzheimer’s. Many of my readers already know this story.) It’s Friday and time for Kate Motang’s 5-minute topic. … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, Five-minute Friday | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

A Single Bark

This blog is about my vacation, but it’s not my story; it’s Emma dog’s story. She’s wonderful, our family’s joy. She’s………amazing. While I was in Paris,   Jon had the double duty of both day and night care. We hired … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

A Gift of Paris

People often caution me to take care of myself,  reminding me that the spouse  is under the most stress and is most likely to become ill. Statistics say the spouse often   gets Alzheimer’s too.  I understand …. the loss … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Autumn Leaves

(I wrote this post a year ago — in early December 2013, actually. It shows how much things have changed for Bo because he’s in bed most of the time now rather than going out to pick up the leaves that … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Third Trip to the Hospital

It’s Saturday morning  and I spent the night  in the emergency room with Bo.  Our third visit.  He’s back — with pain, extreme pain, in his chest and back and with a fever.  It’s been coming on worse and worse … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Not Another Day Here!

We’re still here in the hospital – 6 days now – and I’m hoping that soon we’ll go home. Bo has to “pass the test” and then he’ll be paroled. He still has the horrible kidney spasms. The urologist’s response … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, One Word Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Kidney Stone

I’m sitting in the hospital beside Bo who’s in pain and doesn’t understand any of this. We came to the emergency room last night, and the diagnosis after a battery of tests is kidney stone. So we’re here a second … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Something to Do

I came home yesterday from taking the two children for NancyCamp (more later), walked through the garage, and my heart melted. I nearly cried because when I left, Bo was beginning what would no doubt  be another bad day — … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments