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Parental Journal 58 from Planet Elderly – A Couple Calm Days and Common Sense Discussions

Friday, May 6, 2016- 6 a.m. I’m not sure why, but the past couple days have been without a lot of drama, anger, or tears.  I woke up this morning thinking maybe it’s because I’ve been here nearly a month … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 48 from Planet Elderly – Itches and Options Start This Visit

Wed. April 13, 2016 – afternoon I’ve been here since late Saturday afternoon and the most exciting thing that’s happened is me having to go to an “urgent care” facility to been seen for a rash that would not go … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 46 from Planet Elderly: Mom Has a Gentleman Caller – Literally

Thursday, February 18, 2016  – evening Every morning between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Mom receives a call from her pal, Jerry. He and his wife lived in this area several years ago and belonged to a small group that included … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 27 from Planet Elderly: More Disturbing Phone Calls

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Parental Journal 21 from Planet Elderly: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”

Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015  5 p.m. Ending visit number four…with a few bruises, but also with some clarity. Mom’s mood swings have been up and down a lot. It’s fear and confusion, and it’s difficult to watch. The two or … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 20 from Planet Elderly: “My Eye Popped Out”

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 6 a.m. Last night at 11 p.m. Mom received a call from Victory Lakes telling her that Dad is okay, but that he sustained a laceration on his leg…something about when he was in the bathroom. … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 17 from Planet Elderly: Visit #4 Starts With a Warning Ticket

August 15, 2015 4 p.m. It’s been around 5 weeks since my last visit. Dad is doing well in the skilled nursing facility. Mom is often an emotional wreck, and her cognitive functioning seems to be quite shaky at times. … Continue reading

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