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    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Check in and say hello. Tell us what is keeping you busy lately and your plans for the week.

    I need to double check the appointment times my mom set up on Friday.
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Ack, still haven't gotten to the appointment double check. I forgot that I needed to take her dog to be groomed and picked him up. Also, I need to plan for taking her to get her hair cut.
    mslrl responded:
    We've been in the hospital lately- that's been very busy.

    My best friend visited, and for the first time since taking this job, I got my own respit. It was nice.

    We have two doctor appointments later in the week after being dischared, so that too will keep us busy.

    The weather is getting warmer, which makes it increasingly harder to get my friend out (she doesn't do well in excessive heat) Any ideas on small outings we might be able to handle?
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Yay for the respite.

    How about an early morning trip to a small farmer's market? I would suggest a movie but crowds are probably not a good thing. Maybe call and find out the least busy showing and the movies without crowds?
    mslrl responded:
    the farmers market is a great idea! we have one just about 15 miles away! why did i never think of that?! THANKS!
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    It is hard to think of new things sometimes. I have taken to driving my mother around neighborhoods while my son is at practice so she can just check out the yards and flowers. Sort of like window shopping a more able life or making her feel like she "gets out" even if she doesn't actually get out of the car.

    Did she get discharged? How are things going at home? Has your brother cheered up since the missed game?
    mslrl responded:
    Yes, she was discharged. My best friend who visited from Ohio left a few days ago, so we're readjusting again, but things are going fairly well given the circumstances.

    My brother has had a change in attitude. I was getting worried, but when my best friend came, she made an effort to spend a lot of time with him, and she said they had "good coversation". He seems generally happier now than a week ago, so that makes me feel better. He had a great game Monday, and another one tonight. After every game I make an extended effort to tell him how happy I was that I could attend, and how very proud of him that I am.

    Did you get your appointment times figured out? Tomorrow is Friday! LOL Goodluck!

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