KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography

January 22, 2011

Remember your Aging parents

Filed under: Personal — KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography LLC @ 2:26 pm
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This week has been an eye opener on aging people. My parents both caught upper respiratory infections. My mom is in the hospital and my dad should be. The reason he is not is because he is soooo… stubborn. Both my parents are so sick but not too sick to be stubborn and do the things they need to do to get better. While I realize that appetite is decreased, they still need to eat more than a snack bite per day. Its difficult to find foods that they like. Not to mention, hard to make them drink. Therefore they get dehydrated. This all spirals out of control. Then you try to talk to them about the things they need to do. They think your being bossy. Its exhausting to try to keep up with them as you run room to room attending to their needs. Arguing with them and trying to get them to take their medications. (All out of love of course.) Then getting sick yourself, trying to go to work and maintain a family at the same time. You call the ambulance to take one parent to the hospital and the other sits ideally by just existing. This is what my sister has to contend with and did it beautifully and unselfishly. Today I am going to Charleston to assert my power (in love) and give them 90 lashes with a wet noodle. I would like to send out a “BIG THANK YOU” to my sister Linda:) who has worked diligently on their care despite her own sickness. And to God for all of his help and blessing. Not necessarily in that order. To all reading this blog…. remember to take care of your aging parents with love.


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