Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
She covered her eyes then uncovered them and laughed when I said "peek-a-boo," then did it again and again (minutes of entertainment!).
When she woke up from her nap I heard her talking. Then I heard her glow bug play music. I snuck into her room to watch what she was doing. She had her baby in her arms and gave it a kiss. When the glow bug music stopped, she pushed its tummy again so the music would play. Then she sat and talked to her baby. So so cute.
Other things she does are:
Pats us on the back while giving hugs or right after being picked up.
She stopped being our good little eater and now spits most things out.
Her favorite foods are string cheese, avocados, and sometimes egg yolk.
She is getting more sturdy on her feet and practices walking without us urging her to do so.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
It's hard to watch my spry, energetic grandmother go from being able to walk faster than I could keep up to barely being able to move (to being strapped to a hospital bed). She used to let me go for walks with her and take me school shopping. She bought me my first pair of Girbaud jeans (which were super cool in the early nineties and pretty expensive). We also used to watch the Sunday night movie every week at her house and she would rub her fingernails up and down my arm until she was eventually scratching so hard I had to ask her to stop.
Anyway, she fell a few weeks ago and broke her back again. Her doctor decided it would be best for her to stay in the hospital for a few days. She did not want to go and stayed in the chair in her hospital room for the entire first night. That was when she mentally checked out. The next day she could remember my grandpa but couldn't remember her kids. She was in and out of it for a few days.
I went to visit her on Saturday on my way to my parents'. She was so loopy and confused. I told her who I was but I'm not sure if she understood. She was quite taken with Morgan though.
The Delta care center was ready to take her on Tuesday so I went with my parents to pick her up before I went home. I was holding her hand and a couple of nurses walked in. She introduced me as her son, Wendell, and my mom as his wife, Sandra (the names and relations are totally accurate, if only I were a tall man with a southern accent). She kept telling us how much she loved us and my mom mentioned that although she may not recognize me, she did recognize love. I was content with that but God decided to give me a tender mercy when my grandma looked at me and said, "I love you, Kelli." I started to cry silently and told her I love her too. She is now in the care center in Delta for a while until we (the family and medical staff) know what to do. She has a few good friends that are there too so hopefully she does well. I love you, Grandma.
Morgan got to feed the cows and horses with Grandpa and Grandma. She LOVED that.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
It was just as good as we remembered it. Their fish in cream sauce is to die for. My romantic husband reserved the porch table for us but we ended up sharing with a walk-in that was going to be turned away because he didn't have a reservation (on a Thursday night... it's that good).
Tom brought me flowers (and he's lucky he did because he was late getting home from work). I was sick with a cold by the end of the night though and all I wanted to do was sleep. Okay, part of me wanted to go to a movie because I rarely go anymore so we went to Date Night and subsequently found out that movie theater prices have gone up again. Is it normal to pay $10 each to see a movie? I don't know. I grew up where it cost $4.50 a ticket.
Monday, May 3, 2010
They gave her a breathing treatment, which she hated, and took x-rays. The x-rays were clear and healthy, thank goodness. Here she is in her little hospital attire. We brought some books to read and something to play with in case we had to wait a while (and we did).