Monday Mumblings – September 1, 2014

It’s Labour Day!  Make sure you enjoy the last day of summer break because summer is essentially over.  I’m enjoying some peace and quiet today, as both my daughter and partner are working today.  Can you believe it?  I guess it’s “Labour Day” for a reason.

So where has summer gone?  Don’t ask me; I’m still waiting for summer to arrive.  Hasn’t it been crazy?  It’s best not to complain because it certainly could be much worse.

Saturday and Sunday were crazy days for me.  My mom hasn’t been feeling well and my brother and I are unsure what it all meant.  Was it time to take my mom to the hospital?  Were we over-reacting?  Should we ‘wait and see’ ?  These are all questions that children have to face one day.  We know that we will have to face the inevitable (it’s life); however, it doesn’t make it any less difficult to deal with.  So far my mom is fine but we really have to learn what steps to take in order to avoid some of the stress involved.

Do you know what steps to take should your parent(s) time come?

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6 thoughts on “Monday Mumblings – September 1, 2014

  1. Summer here in NW Ontario has been blatantly absent, other than the occasional day here and there. I can’t ever remember it being so awful! I ran my air-conditioner a total of 4 hours all season!
    As for parents–it’s a difficult decision. I was “spared” in having to make a choice, as my parents both died in their late 40s. But my husband’s dad is 86, and for now, still lives alone in his house. He refuses to go to even an apartment, never mind anything with care–nursing home, assisted living units, etc. He won’t even let homemakers and PSWs in his house, so when the time comes that it isn’t safe for him to be there anymore, we will have a fight on our hands.

  2. I hope your mom feels better too. My mom has been in the hospital all week so I understand. It is difficult to talk about the steps that are needed. My mom & I have discussed wills, plots, who will take care of her dog, but there is so much to think about.

  3. It’s hard to know because we don’t want to see them like this. We were only able to rush my dad to the hospital after our family doctor (who was quite shaken) immediately sent him in after he described his symptoms. Who know what would have happened if we hadn’t. Sending positive thoughts your way.

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