Saturday, August 21, 2010
I spent the afternoon and evening with Mom and attempted to keep her entertained. The only therapy today was recreational therapy. She played Euchre with two other ladies and the recreational therapist. Mom did pretty well with following and playing correctly. One lady kept giving the cards to Mom to cut and Mom would try to deal them. Cutting cards is not a way that we play with any card game so that concept was a bit confusing to her. Two of our Fairdale neighbors came for a visit and cousin Bob. It was pretty quiet and I ran out of stimulating activities and conversation. We played several games of Racko and Quiddler as well as put several puzzles together. Mom participates in conversation more when she is listening to those around her, then will add comments. Hopefully, she will sleep tonight as I talked both to her and the nurse about using the trazodone. Mom doesn't like to take anything and now is on a lot of medication. Kelly has some cutting projects in store to keep Mom busy when not in therapy. There is a piano in the dayroom and I am going to take some of her music in tomorrow to see if she would like to play the piano. Visits are encouraged any time on Sunday and during the week primarily after 3:00.