My experiences while living with my mother and her Alzheimer's Disease.(her birthdate = January 2, 1925)

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Mama and I had mushy poopy wars last night. yuck!! Penny told me she had cleaned Mama us when I got home. I guess Mama wasn't quite through because she went back to her bathroom, and before I could get to her she was scooping out piles of poop and putting it on the top of that corner stand in her bathroom. YUCK! I grabbed gloves, Clorox wipes, and whatever else I could find to clean it up. She of course had it all over her hands and was trying to grab me and kiss me. OOOOHHHHHH gross! I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off looking for a clean Depends, a clean nightgown, a clean bedpad.... I had to fight her to put on clean undies, she finally gave in when I unbuttoned the straps on her Depends. Then I had to fight to get her dirty old gown off and a clean one on. Then she had sat on the bed pad, smearing poop on it. I had to pull it out from under her. I really thought I was going to end up rolling her off the bed, but she caught herself. Next I had to move really quickly to get a new pad under her. She had poop everywhere--on the back of her legs, on her hands...I finally just did the best I could and figured the Mama-sitters could clean her up better when they came.

Home sweet home!!!

Spring Break Vacation update:
Machu Picchu was unbelievable. Especially when that 80 year old with
the walking cane passed me up on the steps--actually it wasn't quite
that bad, but if you ever decide to go, let me recommend training on
stairs for months before you go.

Wednesday, I ate a dish with Alfredo sauce. I am still shaking off the
effects of the food poisoning. Of course the only commercial I have
seen since I returned has been for Olive Garden (barf!!!!!!!)

Will write up all my experiences later. Thanks for all your prayers, I
know that is the only reason I survived that trip. Betty is saying she
will never go anywhere ever again. My illness was a bummer for her,

Boy is it good to be back in the good old USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!