Saturday, December 06, 2008

Holiday Cheer

Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas

Jingle Bells

Pretty Paper Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson White Christmas

amy grant - winter wonderland

Joy To The World

Christmas Shoes (by: Newsong)

Mary Did You Know

I'm not going to lie, this week has been very hard. I really don't what's going on with mom's mind. She will act childish or funny then she will snap out of it. She realizes this is happening, but she can't control it and it bothers her. I feel like sitting down crying, but don't have the time. Maybe if I understood what was going on I could handle it better, but I don't know. That's my momma. I'm sorry to dump a load here, but I had to get some of it out.
Hope you enjoy your Christmas songs and hope they bring some Joy to you.


Ami said...

Have you discussed your mom's brain stuff with her doctor again? It does sound like cause for concern, and it also sounds like she really should not be left alone if she's not competent mentally.


kitten said...

No, I haven't talked to the Dr completely. When they put her in the hospital we told them. When they sent her home they didn't say anything and I thought she would be better. I thought it was from her being so sick, but I guess there is more going on than we all thought. She isn't left a lone, that's why I'm so tired. Rocker Dude is giving me a break. I feel bad about it, but I need a rest and I need to do some stuff here.
Thanks for the Hugs! I'll better after some rest.

ChrisB said...

It does sound as thought the doctors need to tell you more about your mothers condition. If you don't know what's going on it's hard for you to plan her care.

Anonymous said...

Yes, what Ami said. Maybe she is experiencing dementia or alzheimers on some scale. BNs grandma is going through this and his mom is at her wits end.

As hard as it may be, patience and keeping her on a schedule is probably the best you can do for her, unless she needs more help - like a full-time caregiver.

Anonymous said...

You've gotten great advice Kitten. I won't repeat it.

Get some rest and hugs.

storyteller said...

I'm sorry things have been hard for you this week, and I agree with other commenters that it may be time to speak to your Mom's doctors again to get some clarification and direction. I'm glad you took the time to share here ... so we can support you with our thoughts and prayers. I love the kittens and the links are 'kewl' too.
Hugs and blessings,

Debs said...

I agree with the others here. You and your mom are in my prayers. ((HUGS)) to you. Get your rest so you will be strong.

I love the music list. Much better than mine at the moment. ;) *LOL*

I LOVE Mary Did You Know. I get chills(in a good way) every time I hear it played.

Pamela said...

You have reason to be discouraged and disturbed.

At least she recognizes that she is not in control -- and that is a good sign.

I'm going to theorize that it is her medications.

A Spot of T said...

I would definitely get her back to the doctors. Like Pamela said, it could be her medications and if so, then something can be done to make it stop. Either way, it certainly sounds serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctors. Big hugs to you. You certainly are going through a lot!

SabrinaT said...

(((((KITTEN))))) I agree with Ami, you need to take her back to her Dr. Is there any way you can get some in home help for her and YOU? MAybe even just on the weekends? Hang in there and vent all you need, that is what we are all here for...

Junebug said...

Is there a home health program available? My step-dad had Parkinson's and they came for a few hours and stayed with him so she could go to the store. It's not much though but better than nothing. Hugs and prayers to you.

kitten said...

Momma still has private insurance through the State of Mississippi since she worked for the state for so many years. I think in September she will have Medicare added with her State of MS insurance. When she gets the Medicare, she can get more help.

MOM #1 said...

Oh, (((((KITTEN))))), I'm so sorry you're having a tough time with Momma. I'm so late coming to this post so you've already gotten great advice from good friends here. Be sure and get your Momma to a doctor or at least get on the phone and speak directly to a nurse about what she's experiencing. She probably needs more help than she's getting and probably more than you can provide.

You're such an excellent daughter for stepping up to the plate like this for you're Momma. I'm sure your children see the dedication you have to her and will return the favor for you one day.

Big hugs and smooches to you. I know you need them right now.