Five years ago today, my mother had a g-tube (gastric tube) inserted into her belly. The reason? She kept aspirating pills, and she got tired of going to the hospital to have them fished out of her lungs. When the doctor gave her the option…

Here follows a somewhat indelicate post. Poop is my life, right now. It’s like having a baby again, in that everything revolves around feedings, potties, and living for those sweet smiles. Plus, Mom is still sharp and funny and comes up with some great memories,…

My mom has mild dementia, which means she forgets a little bit sometimes. I’m like, “Welcome to the club.” But, of course, it’s more erratic and more troublesome with her, especially since she always had such a fantastic memory. But we cope. Her doctor is…

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