Sorry to be so scatter-brained and intermittent with my postings, but things have gone a bit rodeo here at Rancho LawDog.
As some of you have surmised, the Nana Situation has come to something of a head and we're having to make a choice. It's come to the point that we're having to decide not if we should institutionalize Nana, but rather, which facility would be best for everyone.
As one might guess, this isn't the easiest choice I've ever had to make.
I think Chris said it best when he observed, "Not all of Nana came back from that last surgery."
Her mind -- for a woman four months short of her 100th birthday -- is still good. Mostly. She gets foggy as to time and place occasionally, but who wouldn't?
Her personality, I'm afraid, has taken a complete 180 sea-change. And the new Nana is more than we can put up with.
So. Nana needs a place less of a nursing home, but a bit more than assisted living, and the centres that we have in this area just are not acceptable to me.
Nana has kin down in the DFW metroplex -- while Nana is the last of eight siblings, there are absolutely scads of in-laws, along with the expected nieces and nephews scattered about Dallas-Ft. Worth.
Plus, DFW is large enough to have facilities of the kind I have in mind, as well as a choice of facilities.
We have been phoning, e-mailing and googling left, right and centre and it looks like we have have finally settled upon a facility.
Of course Old Man Murphy (who hates my guts -- personally) decided that this wasn't enough upon my plate, so the Sheriff's Office decided to change from 8-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts.
You simply would not believe how bloody complicated that simple little sentence above could become.
I am also considering a move closer to DFW so that I can be near Nana. I realize that everyone down there is kin -- but still. I'm not moving anywhere in DFW -- because I simply can't breathe inside a city -- but maybe an hour or abouts away. Close enough to visit regularly and get there in an emergency, but far enough away that there's breathable air.
So, I've been a wee bit frantic for a while, but have faith. I'll be back to normal fairly quickly. Or as "normal" as I ever get, anyway.