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Well its been cold here. No snow yet but its suppose to get in the single digits this weekend! Time to buddle up!!

Worked over 60 hours this week so alittle tired. I havent been able to get on here that much lately and I sure do miss yall!!

The gas prices are starting to go back up ....20 cent jump in one week!!

I havent been able to stitch, bake, read or chat with my friends, its just too hectic.

My father in law is doing somewhat better. He is in the early stages of Alzheimers and will remain in the hospital for at least a couple more weeks. He will either live with us or be placed in a nursing home..unsure right now. He is the only blood grandparent left and the kids want him here. This is something I will need to think about. With 3 kids, 4 dog, 4 cats, three ckicken, two hamsters, Arron and I ... that sure is going to be alot. Any suggestions?

It hasnt been but maybe 45 minutes since I have been home and AJ ran up to me (he was extremely excited) to tell me that he got accepted into Florida State!! His vision teacher said he was a shoo in!! I am proud of him...another thing to think about!! my mind is wondering and I am starting to forget things myself,,,,OH NO!!

Well I am sleeping late tomorrow and I WILL bake something tomorrow!!

I sure wish you all the best!! Thanks for listening!!

Lynn in Va.

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  1. beansthemama's Avatar
    Wow Florida state! Congrats mom! That is awesome. Take care of you while working that many hours!
  2. faxonfive's Avatar
    Thanks Beans!! I am a little nervious about this!!

    I sure hope YOU are doing ok!! Take care!!

  3. Janice Terrell's Avatar
    Congratulations to AJ Faxon. You, too, Mom and Dad.
  4. Niddi's Avatar
    Faxon,I don't blog and don't keep a journal, tried but it never lasted long, but I do enjoy reading the random entries,(will have to fingure out how to actually get on peoples blogs, expecially those of you who have requested friendship with me, would love to chat with you sometimes)
    I do have to give you my input on your situation with your FIL. I was a p/t caregiver for many years and a f/t caregiver for 3 years for my Mom with alz. Don't know how much he can still do for himself, does he eat regularly, take his meds, change his clothes, prone to wandering?
    Sounds like you have a very busy life already with a job and 3 kids who I'm sure are into activities. They want him home, but how much are they willing to supervise and do for him. It can be handled at home but it takes more than 1 person. I lived 3 miles from my Mom and checked on her daily, bringing meals, dispensing her meds, trying to let her remain in her own home as long as possible. Finally had to move her in with us because she was leaving doors unlocked, working in the yard until way after dark, doing things that were a danger to her. Taking care of her after that became my full time job. She became "lost" and I was her security, she would ask me "what am I suppose to do now?" I had to find "useful chores " that she could still remember how to do, tell her when to eat, help her bathe, keep her entertained because she was truly at a loss. Learn to deal with her fears and moods. I could write a book. I do not regret one minute the 3 years we took care of her at home before she passed away, but it is a job and unless you can get outside help it will be a very difficult thing as the disease progresses. Wish I could talk to you and give you a better feel for what might be ahead for you. I'll keep you in my prayers in making the right decision for you and your family.
  5. JoAnn's Avatar
    Awesome Lynn -- You now have to make time to toot the horn for AJ you must be really proud. Congratulations Lynn, when will he start school ?
  6. tsgal's Avatar
    Way to go AJ, with the FIL being sick it's nice to hear some good news isn't it? Tell him congrats for us.
  7. crankymae's Avatar
    Congrats to AJ!!

    The decision concerning FIL is a tough one. Are there other
    inlaws to offer support and respite care? Alzheimers, to me, is one of the saddest afflictions that can happen to someone. Love and prayers to you and yours
  8. faxonfive's Avatar
    Thank you all for the wonderful wishes and support!!

    Niddi - Pops has been "off and on" with his episodes. Which has caused him to forget when he takes his meds and he has over medicated himself - this the doctors are worried about. He is still in the hospital and it looks like atleast two more weeks there. Hubby is meeting with social services to see what is advised. I dont have time myself with the three kids and two jobs. maybe a nurse..I am not sure at this time.

    Cranky - there is one sister but her kids range from the age of 9 months to 16 years. Ours kids are 16, 18 and 20. we live closer to him too so it seems to make more sense that he be closer to us..

    I am not sure what the future holds. I pray that things will work out, god never gives us more than we can handle.

    Deanne (my youngest) works with Alzheimers patients in her clinicals and tell me stories and it worries me.

    AJ is a junior in high school and being "legally blind" he had to start the search for college earlier than others. So if everything works out well, he graduates June 10 and then off to Florida. I am very proud of him - just wish he would be alittle closer to home. I dont think I want to "cut the cord" just yet

    Again - thanks everyone for all of your support - you all mean alot to me!!!

    God Bless!!
  9. redring's Avatar
    Awsome!!!! I really dont know what to sujest. The homes are really awfull. They seem ok but my grandfather kept haveing his stuff stolen and every time I visited he begged to go home with anyone. On the other hand we have thought this over befor. We will probably be expected to take my dad, my MIL and FIL. We cant do that!!! Only one and that is suposeing everything is perfect. Then with Alzheimers someone will have to be there 24-7. We cant aford one of us not working. All the same I would never want to go to a home. Do o to others right?? The whole thing just seems imposable. When you do figure it out let me know. We are trying to plan ahead some. Good luck!
  10. faxonfive's Avatar
    Hey Redring!!
    Well I work tomorrow during the day but not tomorrow night....I am meeting with my hubby and his sister at the hospital when I get off tomorrow night to discuss the future. I dont know whats goint to happen yet either but I will keep you updated!! Talk to you soon!!