I AM CareGiver, Mom

Catching Up

It's been a while since I've shared more of my caregiving journey. Time to catch you up! We had a visit from a Hospice Care company in early September at the referral of the Nurse Practitioner that had visited Mom twice. The rep made things sound all hunky-dorey, as one may expect. Mom decided she… Continue reading Catching Up

I AM CareGiver, Mom

Changing Mom’s Physician….Part 2

So, as I mentioned in the original post about Changing Mom's Physician, we are transitioning to a service where the healthcare professional comes to you. This is needed as Mom's Post Polio Syndrome and congestive heart failure has progressed to the point where it is beyond exhausting for her to venture out of the house.… Continue reading Changing Mom’s Physician….Part 2

I AM CareGiver, Mom

Me and 911

Me and 911....we go waaay back. I have a love - hate relationship with 911, as I'm sure others do too. I hate the 911 call as it is a very stressful time. It means I've already escalated through all the home "remedies" that have helped Mom's condition-of-the-moment before (usually related to chest pain) and… Continue reading Me and 911


Changing Mom’s Physician

Ever since my parents moved back to Milwaukee from Florida some 15 years ago, Mom has enjoyed the relationship that she has built with her General Physician. Her doctor's staff has been very compassionate and supportive, especially during the winter months when there is no way that Mom is leaving the house in that frigid… Continue reading Changing Mom’s Physician