Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Update on Mom

This is my mom a couple of years ago with Chiara, my cousin. For the last few days, my mom has shown some slight improvement. Sunday was much like Saturday - she was very talkative but didn't say much that made sense.

Monday she slept quite a bit. Yesterday and today she has been awake but has spoken much less, and when she does it's tough to understand because she is not speaking very clearly. We have been showing her photos from her life and ours, have been talking with her about a lot of things to try to trigger her memories but at this point she still only seems to remember her name and her place of birth.

The doctors still can't figure out what's causing all this - it's very frustrating. I'm ready to wring some necks but I don't think that will do much good - in fact, wringing a doctor's neck may just get me barred from the hospital. Of course, the doctors are doing their best but I can't believe that there aren't other doctors who may not be able to tell what's wrong with my poor mom.

Thank you for all of your emails and your good wishes. They are much appreciated!


Joe said...

Indeed, waiting for a complete diagnosis can be frustrating. When my muscles decided to go on vacation, I had to see a number of specialists, who could only shake their heads and tell me what it wasn't.

Not being able to question your mother about her condition makes it even harder.

Prayers and thoughts go with you.

Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts continue to be said for you, your mother, and family. Please remember to take care of yourself and keep your strength up. You'll be of no help to your mother if you are in not in good health.

A friend from the RS clubhouse