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Re: OT: I survived!- the sage continues


What she said Theresa.  Wish I were closer.  A few hours in my
bird/butterfly sanctuary would probably do you a world of good right now.
And all the baby doves and cardinals are SO cute.  Hang in there lady, and
we're here for ya if you need to vent!

On 6/1/07, Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
>
> Oh Theresa-what a time you're having. I know you can't wait to get out of
> there. We're thinking of you.
> A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa -yhoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: I survived!- the sage continues
>
>
> > Well-  I responded too soon, as Wednesday she was
> > ANGRY.  So, all the screaming and threatening was
> > saved for that day.  I asked them to give her her PRN
> > meds.  Seems to have helped, as she actually called an
> > apologized to me a couple of hours later.  Today she
> > is as happy as can be.  She has made a friend who also
> > likes gardening and at a similar stage of Alzheimers
> > so they can chat and complain together.  It's great.
> > With the help of a vet who would do a home visit, we
> > had my mom's cats put to sleep this afternoon- sad,
> > but they were totally unadoptable- heck, you can't
> > even get them in a cat carrier and one of them hardly
> > lets anyone touch it.  it was less than fun try to
> > catch and hold them for the first shot.  i was armed
> > in thick leather gloves, leather coat and jeans.  Was
> > a good plan as home did bite- but couldn't get through
> > the gloves to my hand.  The vet is my sister's
> > neighbor and friend and truly an angel to help with
> > this as the cats are cute, but a nightmare to deal
> > with.  It is really for the best, as they would never
> > adjust to someone other than my mom.  We have told my
> > mom that they are going to live with my youngest
> > sister in New York, and she was OK with this.  So, I
> > think now all of the horrible jobs are done for this
> > trip.  I'm super tired, i miss my garden and my cats.
> > I'll be in Tx until Monday, then flying to Boston to
> > see my oldest sister and nephew (who is graduating
> > from preschool).  I plan on doing almost nothing
> > there, but recuperating!  Hope everyone's garden is
> > growing well, and thank you all again for the support.
> >
> > Thersa
> > --- Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> >> Oh, Theresa, that's great news!  Sometimes things do
> >> work out -- even when
> >> we least expect them.
> >> zem
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Theresa -yhoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:21 AM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] I survived!
> >>
> >>
> >> > Hi all-
> >> >
> >> > Well, yesterday is finally over.  My mother is in
> >> the
> >> > Alzheimer's facility.  She was upset, but no where
> >> > near as bad as I thought it was going to be.  She
> >> did
> >> > actually come out of her room last night, and when
> >> I
> >> > stopped by this morning to attach the missing
> >> piece of
> >> > her birdfeeder, she was up, fed, dressed and
> >> making a
> >> > puzzle with a couple of other ladies.  The
> >> > groundskeeper seems to have adopted my mother and
> >> > asked if she would help him fill all the bird
> >> feeders
> >> > (her's included).  So I stayed only briefly, said
> >> > goodbye and off she went.  Yeah!  She was a bit
> >> teary
> >> > when she saw me this morning, but kept it together
> >> and
> >> > seemed pretty much ok.  Huge relief!
> >> > Thanks all for your support and prayers.  Once I
> >> get
> >> > about 48 hours of restful sleep I might actually
> >> be a
> >> > normal person again (or at least as normal as i
> >> get).
> >> >
> >> > Theresa
> >> >
> >> >
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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