This has to be the fastest week on record....honestly can't believe it is Friday already. I have just 20 minutes before I need to pack mom up and drive her over to my sisters, so let's see what I can get done. : )
Tues. afternoon mom and I picked up her new hearing aides. Sooo, sigh, I wish I could say they have been just a dream, but so far I'd like to drop them in the trash, lol. Not really, but it has been REALLY frustrating. First of all the gal who helped us needed a serious attitude adjustment. She was impatient, condescending, short tempered and just downright rude. And that was putting it nicely. I was honestly just amazed. You would think that somebody doing this would be use to elderly people. But it just wasn't the case. Poor mom has such a hard time remembering the simplest instructions, and she was just so confused. We both left there kind of flustered with our instructions, but eager to see how it would all work. She did just fine (though they were itching her to death) through the rest of that day. I got them out of her ears and charging that night and thought we were doing GREAT. The next morning when she was finally ready to put them on, neither one of us could remember a thing hardly. I got out the instruction book, and 45 min. later they were on and we took off. What a nice day we had Wed. Though I did get accused of talking WAY TOO LOUD a couple of times, haha. Guess I am more to use to raising my voice so she can hear than I thought. : ) Mom wanted to take me out for lunch. Worked for me. (smile) After a nice, leisurely lunch we made a few stops. Bed, Bath and Beyond, Bath and Body Works, Costco, and finally Chick Fil A to get a cup of ice cream. Mom has been telling me for a while that they just had the BEST ice cream around. Humoring her I decided what could it hurt? Well, she was right! It was sooo good. After we enjoyed a cup, we drove home and mom grabbed a quick nap while I started dinner. I left mom on her own to remove and charge up her aids that day, and maybe that't what went wrong I don't know. But off to bed I went. The next morning, (Thursday) mom had a VERY bad seizure. I contemplated a couple of times between calling 911 or loading her up to take to the ER when she finally began to talk clearly again. It was both kind of scary and so disappointing. There is really no rhyme nor reason to them. I did call the doc and he has doubled her medication. I am disappointed over this too, but it is what it is. The rest of the day was just really kind of a nightmare. Mom was confused, bewildered, and just not herself at all. By the end of the day I felt like I needed a break like you can't imagine, and that was when she decided to put her hearing aides in for the rest of the day......Oh my goodness! I will not go into detail as to how many different times and ways she tried, but
Welp, time is up. Hope you all have a wonderful week-end. We had a good old fashioned thunderstorm yesterday complete with hail. I LOVED it. Back to sun today, but it was GREAT! I am leaving you with a pic of Donatella in her Fall outfit. Such a cutie! Enjoy!
Oh, I almost forgot, Cody did wonderfully through his tests yesterday. Thank you for your prayers! We will begin hearing results next week.
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