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unknown posted:
Had a great appointment with my mother's PCP yesterday-she loved how organized I was and that I was making my mother get out of bed every day. Mama has lost 40 lbs since August and definitely was more alert. I even got her to use the walker instead of being wheeled in the transport chair.

My mother griped of course about how the new meds don't work, about the cold air, about how getting up makes her feet cold, about how I "never" let her have anything sweet or fatty. (The donut on Sunday and Monday didn't count I guess)
GAP1954 responded:
Keep in mind that when you become a caregiver - it is a job. You stop being the child. So don't let Mom's complaining even phase you. Do what you have to do and let the recriminations roll off your back. Think about ducks... (you know water rolls off...)
spudsyone replied to GAP1954's response:
This is soooo true. I always try to focus on the bigger picture and think about how she used to take care of ME!

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