When you have an elderly parent, hearing the telephone ring late at night or early in the morning is heart-stopping. I've been fairly consumed by caring for my mother lately. At 83 she just had her knee replaced. The surgery went well, but she's having trouble with medication, sometimes seeming fine, sometimes totally confused. It's frustrating. It's sad. It's exhausting. When I think she's tucked in for the night she'll call all upset, begging me to come over, thinking she's home. She's out of the hospital, a lovely place, and into rehab, a less lovely place. I hope the mental rehab is as quick as the physical rehab has been. Her knee is doing well. I'm off to bed. Please don't let the phone ring.
Causes Jodi Thompson Supports
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee