Caregiving Chronicles: Medicare might give up on mom, but we certainly won’t

Guess who’s going to rehab!?!? No, not your favorite celebrity starlet. Well, maybe.  But I’m talking about none other than my mom, Ardie Ho-Ho.

Get excited, G-dammit!

Since January, Ho-Ho hasn’t walked much. We sherpa’d her to the bathroom enough times to realize that her MS was being a real bitch. Although she was hospitalized for two weeks, her admission status was in fact “under observation”, not “in-patient”. Big deal? YES, BIG EFFING DEAL!

 

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“You cannot use pledge wipes as bathroom wipes” and other conversations with my mom

Below is an example of a “normal” converasation with my mom:

Me: Mom, what are you doing?
Ho-Ho: Knitting.
Me: You ok?
Ho-Ho: Yes, just mad.
Me. Why are you mad?
Ho-Ho: I’m not mad. I’m tired.
Me: Why are you tired?
Ho-Ho: I’m not tired

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