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Sep
15
2007

Pink is NOT hot!

There are things/colors worse than brown paneling.  WOW.  Now that is pink.

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And not a good pink. This is the primer for the red.  The red is lovely.  Very warm and cozy. I will post a picture of it when the last coat is on.  Soon that equally offensive carpeting will be history as well.

Here is the phone we ordered for the living room table.

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We will head out in a bit to pick up more supplies and I might check in on some new tables for the new room.

Update on Mom: We will bring her home the first of the week with hospice care.  I think it is time for that step.  She had a upper GI thing done yesterday and they found several ulcerations in her esophagus. They have to see about medication for those this weekend and then she will be transported back to her home.   I dont know how all this is going to work itself out. It may be that I have to hire a sitter for some days.  I do still have other people that need me as well. And a business that is neglected almost beyond salvation. As well as three children at home and a very understanding husband who has stepped up like no one could/should ever expect. I can’t be there 24/7.  For more than just the fact that I have a home to tend too. I have to keep my feet on the ground as well, and keep my sanity if at all possible.  It is my understanding that hospice just pops in and out, taking care of her pain medication and such.  Really, until we get her home and all of this set up, we won’t know much about how the day to day will work out.  If you have any experience you are welcome to share.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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My sister has worked here in Memphis for the large hospice group for over 25 years. You are right that they only come and go to check on her and to order anything that she might need. But the good thing is, if you will ask your hospice nurse when she gets there to start all of the paper work, she may have the “aids” she likes to work with and could recommand one for you to hire.

My sister keeps a list of the best of the best for nursing aids and whenever a family “ask” for her advice, she gets in contact with who she trust to do a good job. They all are good but it is helpful to get someone who knows how the hospice nurse works and does things and also the hospice nurses knows that she can trust if the aid calls her for something and says sonething is needed. It works out great if the hospice nurse has someone to recommand to you.

Also, the hopsice nurse will be there for you and your mother for everything. They are there for support, questions, to care for your mother, and when the time comes, to make sure things are done the way your mothers wishes, if you know what I mean. They will be there for the “go between” for your mother and the doctors office.

Also, if you are not happy with the one who gets assigned to your mother, do not stick with her, call the office and tell them you want someone else. You will need to be able to trust, bond and rely on the person to the end. If you have any bad feelings, or unsuretiy between you two, it will not help when things get worse. You will need each other.

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope that I did not tell too much. I just so support these ladies who do this for a living, it is not an easy job to have, but their hearts need to be in.

Praying for you all,
Pat

Thank you Pat. And there really is no such thing as too much information where this is concerned. I have never faced having this responsibility. When my mom’s mom became very ill and bed ridden, she was put into a nursing home. My other grandmother passed away suddenly from an aneurysm. Both my grandfathers passed quickly and without needing constant care. So I have no idea what to expect. Or really what is expected of me.

I am so sorry about your mom. You must be so torn.

PS…pink is my favoritest color in the whole wide world. I just wouldn’t want it on my walls.

Kudos to your hubbie for stepping up.

i just wanted to say God bless, be gentle with yourself during the coming days and remind you that you’re in our prayers!

Nin

WOOT! Good job with the remodel so far, looking forward to seeing the updates :)

And sorry to hear about your mum….I hope she feels more comfortable soon. I hope it all works out for you, I will be keeping my fingers crossed!

Really? You don’t like that pink? I love it, then again, I love bubblegum pink, it’s appealing to me! :)

The phone is really cool too, I like the vintage.

Julia

I’m sorry about your mother and I hope that hospice will be able to help you in a way that both you and your mother find satisfactory. I can only imagine how hard it is for you to take on this responsibility in addition to all your normal ones. Pat is right: if the first nurse that you get isn’t right for you, ask to change. You should get someone whose style and personality fit your family. When my friend’s child was in hospice, they had a nurse who helped them through it all and eased their fears quite a bit. I’ll pray for you and your mom.

Blessing flying your way for you and your mom. I can’t imagine what a hard time this must be for you.

Love that phone. Can’t wait to see a picture of it in your new barn red living room.

I like pink, but not that bright of pink on walls. I think you will like the red. That is what we have in our living and dining rooms and it is comfortable to live with.

I am so sorry about your mother. Take care of yourself, too. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
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about the room…
oh gracious now that is definitely “pepto bismol pink” yikes!
but the phone! how cute is that!
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