Hair Day – She would kill me if my grandma saw this picture!

I am so behind on everything! But life keeps happening. Some of you may know that I set my grandma’s hair every Thursday and that she lives in assisted living. Grandma who will be 95 in July has always been a live wire. But sadly, now she has moderate Alzheimer’s and it seems to be rapidly advancing. I had found out this last Thursday that according to doctor’s orders she must now live in a more secure facility. One that has locks at the doors and people to make sure she doesn’t escape, I guess. I know, I know… so she won’t get hurt. But she is not happy at all about it and neither am I. Grandma has apparently been found wandering around at night. I’ve talked to the girl that takes her blood sugar and doles out the meds and she told me that there are a lot of old ladies that wander around. She isn’t strong enough to even open the door that leads outside and hasn’t ever tried to leave. I’m just upset that they are pulling her out of her comfy little nest that she feels safe in. Not to mention they made her leave her home of 40+ years and move there about 2 years ago.

She not only must leave her assisted living apartment that allows her to have her fridge full of her beloved Diet Rite and sneak chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies more often than she should, but she has to leave the whole facility and find a new place to take her by the end of March! They don’t take Medicare or Medicaid I can’t remember which and she doesn’t have enough money to pay the $165 a day it takes!!!! $165 a day?! Jeeesh. Is this what we all have to look forward too? I’m damn depressed let me tell ya.

So fast forward to this past Sunday night. I found out my grandma fell and broke her pelvis in 2 places. She is in the hospital now. I am scared for her because I know that breaking a hip or something like this does not usually end well. Crazily, she now qualifies for the same facility they were kicking her out of. They will put her in rehab and I know she has a hard road ahead of her and I really worry she will just give up.

I feel like all the people I love are dying around me. I know how incredibly blessed she (and me) have been for her to live this long. But I still want her around. She may very well pull through this and even be able to walk again, but the Alzheimer’s has already stolen most of her away from us. She is a great lady and a wonderful grandmother. I am lucky to have her in my life.

Grandma at Thanksgiving 2010

Today, I took Asher to get his 5 year check up, 3 shots and all… you all knew he’s been sick and the ear infection deal. Well, he cannot hear very good and today I found out he is not hearing out of one ear and not good out of the other. what now?! Fluid on the ear. He was born with fluid on his ear and they thought he was deaf. Thankfully, it left eventually on its own. So we have an appointment with the ear nose and throat doctor in April. Possibly tubes are in his future. Great.

So forgive me for not visiting lately, I’ll be by soon.
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