jmgoyder

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Bright eyes!

on January 11, 2016

I feel compelled to record these updates on Anthony’s health, so that I will remember in the future. The unpredictability of his daily condition is just that – unpredictable. After days of silence and sleepiness, today his eyes were wide open (one of the many symptoms of PD is not blinking, so this makes his eyes very wide!)

Me: You look like an owl!
Anthony: I …
Me: Clear your throat – c’mon, cough!
Anthony: Coughing.
Me: So what did you want to say?
Anthony: Where is your mother?

Okay, so a little background information for those who don’t know. My mother is 81 and fighting fit despite numerous health challenges (cancer, broken hip, pelvis, wrist). She lives independently in a town not far from here and she is the epitome of maternal/grand-maternal etc.

The fact that she visits Ants so often – around twice each week and more if I need a break – is testament to her amazing love for me, her only daughter.

Today, she and I joked with Ants, and his eyes lit up several times, with mirth and affection and, of course, confusion.

Thanks, Mama!


22 responses to “Bright eyes!

  1. Anonymous says:

    You’re most welcome beautiful daughter. But has it occurred to you I might be visiting Anthony because I love him, not you!

  2. Vicki says:

    Your Mother is an absolute GEM !
    How kind of her to visit Ants so often.

  3. judyrutrider says:

    I frequently post life’s little forgettable but poignant vignettes for that exact reason. I figure if anyone else finds something familiar in them, so much the better; but mostly it’s for me.

  4. Terry says:

    I shouldn’t say it, but that stare from Al used to make me feel uneasy, does it you? I got used to it, but would rather it didn’t happen

  5. Judy says:

    Your mom amazes me. If you weren’t focusing on Anthony’s health, you might have found ways to worry about her. Glad that she is your rock and support – what a gift she has given you. (My mom was that way, too).

  6. ksbeth says:

    what an amazingly strong family you have. they all refuse to go quietly )

  7. I burst out laughing. I find joy in his mirth and good days.

  8. tootlepedal says:

    Give our love to your mother. I take it that you haven’t been burnt to the ground.

  9. What a treasure that wonderful mother of yours is.

  10. It is wonderful that your mum is so amazing and that she visits Anthony so often

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