on 10:13PM at Oct 9th, 2008
My Father always told me when I was young that I was more like my Mother than I knew about or cared to know about and he was right. We are truly connected. My Mother made her transition on July 22, 2008. I couldn't believe it. She had always been my Rock and the prayer leader for our family. I am mad. Why were all these other old ladies still alive and my Mother is not here? It's not for me to make any judgements. She wouldn't be able share her stories of her life with me, anymore. She wouldn't be able to sing songs that were forgotten and lost by our generation, anymore. She wouldn't be able to listen to all my terrible stories and offer solutions, anymore. Of course, this is not about me, it's about all those people who care for their loved ones. The wishing and the hoping will drive you insane. It is not in our hands. It's up to the Creator, If they lived to be 100 years old or more we would still miss them. I cared for my Mother, always, and in her last days I was there with her. I never thought that she wouldn't make it, even the doctors said if she made it through the night she woud be fine, and then, she took a turn for the worse. When the nurse called me to gather the family together I kept believing and hoping and having faith that everything would be all right. I love her and I always will. I'd never believed that the pain I feel now would be this great. I really miss her. It's hard for me to get a grip on this so called life. I often wish that if she had to go, that she would have gone when I was younger and I wouldn't have known her this long.
on 01:07PM at Feb 24th, 2012
My Grandma refused to give up her independence. I think another consideration is time of response. We just got grandma that Life Alert emergency response with the button.
I think it's the best thing on the market. We always call but can't be there all the time and she wants to be independent. They are like guardian angels. I'm looking for the number...the person I spoke to was the best customer service i have ever had. Its that commercial "i fallen and cant get up". She would have severe anxiety and would push the button and they would stay on the phone with her for as long as they needed to to offer her compassionate and soothing conversation...and call paramedics if they thought it was life threatening, but grandma never needed that. And also called us to let us know. It was cheap too. I'll find that number and let'm explain all that they do...
you said knowing about the medicine but we told them all that plus her conditions and they would tell the paramedics, call us and call the doctor. paramedics knew EVERYTHING before we could even get there. she is allergic to codeine and they would tell them that too.
Oh, I found the number and name of that great CS guy at Life Alert. He's great and I hope you call him.
I hope you like him as much as we did. Cheers