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Parental Journal 60 from Planet Elderly – Diagnosis Explained, Emotional Tornadoes, and Plans

Wednesday, May 11, 2016  afternoon It’s mind boggling to think about all that has transpired over the past 48 hours or so, but at least things have leveled out a bit and the high drama and hysterics are on the … Continue reading

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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 56 from Planet Elderly – Round and Round With Ups and Downs

Friday, April 28, 2016  afternoon I was tired this morning after not sleeping much.  At 9:45 I told Mom to go visit Dad without me because I wasn’t feeling well and was tired.  She then suggested that I probably need … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 55 from Planet Elderly – One Royally Pissed Off Elderly Car Passenger

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 1:30 a.m. Yesterday was a long day and I ended up going to sleep around 7:30, exhausted. Now I’m up, rested and enjoying some coffee.  Will nap later.  But the mission was accomplished.  Mom had … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 52 from Planet Elderly – A Full Moon Episode

Thursday, April 21, 2016 – evening How to Make the Appointment Mom Doesn’t Want Woke up early this morning wondering how I would call the Thomson Memory Center to make Mom’s appointment.  There is no privacy here…and she does not … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 51 from Planet Elderly – Lasagna, Advice, Options, and Stubborn Mom

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  – evening We didn’t see Dad today until the afternoon.   In the morning we took Mom’s car in to have her mechanic assess why the engine light is on.  Some part for emissions is needed.  The … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 49 from Planet Elderly – New Support

April 15, 2016 – evening There is a new administrator at the Village of Victory Lakes where my dad is a resident.  Her name is Jeanne Heid-Grubman and she has been in her position there for about two months.  During … 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 45 from Planet Elderly: Are We in a Full Moon Phase???

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Basically, I go along with the idea that when we are in a full moon phase…shit can happen. Just ask folks who work in emergency rooms or psych wards; just ask the police. Reasons why I … Continue reading

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