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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

They come and they go...

Ali is gone. School starts Tuesday, so Mommy wanted her home to get things ready. It seems strange without her here. It was really nice having someone so young around for a change. She had a fundraiser for her new soccer team to attend Saturday. Daddy came to pick her up at the same time that MIL arrived back home.

MIL had been in the nursing home for almost a month. By the time she left, she could lift herself out of her wheelchair! She could also take a couple of steps to get from the bed to the chair. She got home around lunch time Saturday. That evening, after dinner, FIL wheeled her back to their bedroom. Hubby heard her tell FIL, "You'll have to get me up. My legs aren't working tonight." Yes, all the effort spent in the nursing home to help her be more self-sufficient was gone less than six hours after she arrived back home.

If she doesn't use her legs, it's just a matter of time before she will lose the ability to stand on her own. Then, we'll right back to square one...

5 comments:

charmine. said...

How nice to hear MIL is able to move around a bit,but do encourage her to help herself.It was nice having Ali around in blogland ,hope she will continue to blog from time to time.I'm sure you all had fun while Ali was there on the farm.Have a good day.

Rae said...

Your words sound a little wistful. It will an adjustment to get back into the old routine with MIL. I suppose there is not much you can do to make her be more independent. It must make FIL feel more useful to be able to do everything for her, not realizing it is to her detriment.

It was nice you had a fun summer with Ali. She is going to have special memories of her time with grandma.

Hope your day gets better and brighter. BTW- Thanks for the nice comment on my blog post.

~*Jessica*~ said...

Unfortunitly, I had a feeling Grandma would do that. I know Grandpa wants to take care of her, but it is going to kill both of them in the process. As much as it killed Grandpa to have her out of the house, I really think it was kinda good(except for his driving to Fairborn every day). Grandma got to watch her TV, and was forced to do what she should (without the family playing the 'bad guy'), and Grandpa had the freedom to tinker around the farm again. What to do...what to do...and Tim thinks that he will be able to get her to do what she needs to. God love him for trying!

Grandma Nina said...

It was so nice for both you and your granddaughter to spend the summer together. I'm sure you'll both have great memories.
Sorry to hear MIL not walking well already.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm so glad you and Ali got to spend time together this summer, it made it special for both of you. Like Charmine said, I hope Ali will continue blogging.

Sorry to hear you MIL is falling back into the same old ways. I hope it all works out.

Judy