Friday, May 7, 2010

Aaargh! Aarrrgh! AAAARRRRRRR! Grrrr!

No it's not Talk Like a Pirate Friday.

Mum was to have a test this morning at Pathology where she had to remember not to eat breakfast.

Yesterday I put signs on everything. The jug. The fridge. The food cupboard. DO NOT EAT.

I arrived to collect her at 9 a.m. and she wasn't out the front with her coat, scarf, hat and umbrella as usual when she knows I'm picking her up.

So I rang the mobile phone and she answered very groggily.

I said "I'm here to take you for your test. You didn't have breakfast did you?"

She did. I went inside and showed her all the signs I had put up. She said, "I don't bother to read signs in the morning when I get up, I just want to eat."

I don't know how I am ever going to get her to do this 6-hour fasting test. It's not going to work.

If she'd agree to spend the night at my house it would be OK, I think - though every time I heard her getting up I'd have to get up too and guard the fridge. But she won't agree to stay with me at all.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like it's really going to be hard for you to control if she won't spend the night with you so you can make sure she doesn't eat.

    As dementia/Alzheimer's progresses, it will just become harder and harder for your mom to remember what to do or not do .... It's so hard to accept these things with our loved ones, and so hard on you. I wish you well!!


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