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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 24, 2017 10:02 PM
Published on May 24,2017 10:03 PM

5/24/17 Jules

Managed to dust all the base boards, vacumn and polish/dust all the furniture and clean up some clutter (like the kitchen and dining tables) today. 
Pork loin for dinner, Maxine didn't eat very much but we can expect that. Sy was not upset and accepted that she didn't want anymore.  1/4 piece of fritter and one scoop of icecream for Maxine.
Her demeanour was typical of how she has been lately, she just wants to sleep so I just let her and keep her as  comfortable as can. I did use the blue depends today when she was compalining about getting changed and it worked very well for me.
When Sharon visited today she noticed a significant decline in Maxine. Normally Maxine would engage in conversaton with Sharon and John but today she stared blankly at the table and traced circles with her finger.
It is becoming a standard for Maxine to tell us to go away and leave her alone. If she asks fo an extra 5 minutes, then I will always give that to her. After that 5 mins are up though, I will go back and explain what we are doing, how we will do it and why and I always tell her it's because I love her andwant to take the best care of her. She still may not like it and may complain, but she does go along with it for the majority of the time.
Both has night meds, Maxine had small BM
Sy's oxygen is on
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 24, 2017 10:56 AM
Published on May 24,2017 10:56 AM

5/24/2017 Maggie and Jules

I arrived a little before 9 then Jules arrived.
Maxine exercises( she did really good) and to bathroom she had a little BM.
Sy was already up and dressed when I arrived.  Back patch on.
Maxine cream on her back and bathroom routine done.
Sy out to table and Maxine followed. 
Jules made  breakfast and started laundry.

BREAKFAST: eggs, bagel and sausage
                         Juice with pills and coffee

Boost given to Sy.
He's getting ready to go shopping with Patti.
John and Sharon came to visit around 10:30.
Maxine did really good today, Not really any pain.
I'm leaving at 11am.

Have a great day :)

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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 23, 2017 09:34 PM
Published on May 23,2017 09:35 PM

05/23/2017

Both in bed. Oxygen on. 

Goodnight!!

See ya Thursday!!
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 23, 2017 08:48 PM
Published on May 23,2017 08:49 PM

05/23/2017

Got here and Sy was putting lotion on Maxine. He is enjoying doing as much for her as possible.
She couldnt sleep though. So she was a little grouchy. 

    Dinner: lasagna, onion rings
                 lasagna and tomatoes

   Dessert: usual

Maxine struggled with eating. She did not want me feeding her.
She did eat some on her own, but Sy decided to feed her more himself.

She did eat her dessert

Maxine back to chair. She is more blank today.

Sy did not sit in his chair. he had me put a chair near her, so he could be close.

I saw him talking to someone and he shaved.

He starte putting a pillow under her leg. She was upset and in pain.
I tolf him she was going to bed soon. 

His heart is ina good place but he is fussing over her and she was too blank.

UP to bed now!
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 22, 2017 09:31 PM
Published on May 22,2017 09:31 PM

05/22/2017

Maxine and Sy up to bed. She was hesitant to be moved and since she
is not as blank she is expressing discomfort. I talked her through it and
gave her some space and she did great. 

Just heard a yell and Maxine is taking charge of TV and Sy is upset!;)
I have a huge smile on my face as this is classic Maxine. She has not 
watched TV or cared about TV for a week. So I'm loving it.

Oxygen on. 

Goodnight!
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 22, 2017 07:41 PM
Published on May 22,2017 07:41 PM

05/22/2017

       Dinner: pot pie, onion rings and tomato
                    ham sandwich and garlic fries and tomato

Sy talked to Jack.

     Dessert: usual

Maxine did great she has been talkative and expressing herself more.
Sy wanted to feed her he is loving giving her attention. I fed her a few bites
but she could do it on her own.

Maxine back to chair. Sy joined her shortly after taking with Aud.

Watching Dancing with the Stars Finals 
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 22, 2017 03:32 PM
Published on May 22,2017 03:32 PM

05/22/2017

Yay I am so happy Maggie  got to see old Maxine. Got mail, Sy was cutting fruit Maxine did
a great job eating it. She was all smiles. She does not have any bm. Sy is putting lotion on her legs.
So I will take her when he is done. She seems to want to go since she is more alert today. Which is a great
sign. I know everyday wont be this good, but I am grateful when it is a good day!! We decided on dinner.
Have started working on grocery list for Sy.

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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 22, 2017 11:52 AM
Published on May 22,2017 11:52 AM

5/22/2017

Patti met me here to help with Maxine
Maxine was good today. She did her exercises and got up with no problems.
To bathroom small BM in shower. Washed hair.
Put cream on back and then bathroom routine.
Sy out to table waiting for Maxine.
Maxine out to table.

BREAKFAST: Eggs, sausage, bagel
                         Pills with juice and coffee

Patti cleaned toilets, swept kitchen and folded laundry then started another load. 
Sy back patch on and Boost given.
She changed sheets. She also did most of the dishes. Patti left at 10am.
Maxine ate all her breakfast. She is doing so much better today then she was last week.
The new cream is really helping her not be in pain.
The new Tapes(aka diapers) are not easy to put on. The briefs are easier for me at this point.
Sy to restroom then back to table.
Maxine to bathroom @1130. Small BM. Back to chair.
Sy to chair after talking to Sharon on the phone
Cream put on her back before going in chair.
Laundry and dishes done and trash out.
Maxine has a small  cut on her left upper arm in the back. Looks like she itched it. Put band aid on it.


Today was a great day. Maxine really did great today :)

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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 21, 2017 09:24 PM
Published on May 21,2017 09:24 PM

5/21/2017 Maggie

Got here a little early. Gave Maxine her cheese.
Took her to restroom and she had a small BM. She wanted to go back to chair instead of sitting in her wheelchair. Put cream on back before putting her back in the chair.
They both ate with trays in their chairs

Shrimp Lo Mien, pasta salad, fruit and spinach
Ice Cream for dessert. Maxine had a little piece of carrot cake and Sy had the apple fritter
Meds given

Maxine ate all her dinner and dessert.
Sy to the bathroom then back to chair. 
They are watching  PBS.
Maxine was napping after her dessert.
She seemed too do better today also she was a little more talkative.
Sy had a mixed drink while he was watching TV. Then up to the bathroom
Maxine to bathroom did a Large BM in toilet then night bathroom routine
Then into bed. 
Sy was already in bed waiting for Maxine. Both in bed by 9
Oxygen on.
 
Overall it was a good evening.
Good night :)



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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 21, 2017 12:15 PM
Published on May 21,2017 12:15 PM

05/21/2017

Got here. Maxine was pretty good. She did exercises made some effort.

She helped get up  took direction very well.

Up to toilet. Maxine was really wet. Showerd and changed. 
We have to push up brief high above sling. But today 
I went behind Maxine completely and got the brief up really easy! Definitely
getting easier and easier. 

Maxine did great with morning routine. She help water in mouth a bit long but she did 
her face and hands better today then the last few days.

     Breakfast: scrambled eggs and bagel wit jam
                      3 fired eggs and sausage and bagel

Sy went to bathroom as quickly as possible. He had a bm.

Maxine fell asleep at chair. I asked her if she wanted to go to
chair. She agreed. 

No problem today, she talked a bit more today then usual. She noticesd I didnt take off her shower cap in shower.
But now that she is in chair she is napping and a bit more blank.

Sy finally got back from bathroom. he took about a hour.  He seems a bit tired today.

Over all really good morning. I did stay a bit longer but only because of Sy bathroom
issue. 

New type of brief came in last night I guess. 

Have a great Sunday!! 


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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 20, 2017 09:23 PM
Published on May 20,2017 09:23 PM

Dixie

300 sy had fixed Maxine fruit and cheese Maxine did not eat it she didn't want it 
changed loads over put cream on Maxine left side on back 
330   Patti here 
345 Maxine to the rest room small BM very soft 
Maxine is  very distant it  seems like  the Dementia has done  to the next level  Maxine she acts like she  giving up :(
400 sy cooking steak he wont let me help him lol 
 445 Maxine did not want to sit at the table I did get her there with no problem
500 Maxine had steak pasta with tomato spinach ice cream and carrot cake dinner meds did not eat much 
 Sy had two mixed Drinks and pasta from last night a fritter ice cream  dinner meds 
went to take Maxine back to her chair she told me to leave her along she hurts :( she wants to stay  in her wheel chair ,  she chewed up a blue green pill  and spit it out  Maxine is in a days just staring at the floor 
Maxine wont let me transfer her she say she ready then when I start she said she never told us she was ready did this 8 time 
8 pm still in her wheel chair 
8.30 Sy heading to bed 
Maxine to the  restroom small BM nightly routine 
Say oxygen on
empty trash   
all in all it was a pretty good night Maxine just was very confused  tonight see them next Friday afternoon good night 




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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 20, 2017 03:02 PM
Published on May 20,2017 03:02 PM

Dixie

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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 20, 2017 11:53 AM
Published on May 20,2017 11:53 AM

05/20/2017

Patty was here Sy in shower. I came a little early as from posts wasn't sure how
Maxine was gonna be to get up. 

Morning exercises. She did pretty good. Think I know where bruises on legs are coming
from. When we get her up from bed we need to be
careful as her legs when they are moving  off bed. They could hit the side of the knee guard.
If she is getting even harder to get out of bed we are so worried about holding her top half up
we tend to forget legs. Maxine's legs bruise so easy that even a little hit will cause bruising. 

Today Maxine did great for me. She held on to bar of lift I slowly moved legs down and held other hand till
she got into a sitting position(somewhat her legs are not down all the way). I direct her to hold on to both sides of bars.  
I pull the pad forward just a little bit at a time to get her feet down and I keep machine far enough from bed so her legs 
wont hit on knee guard. Once her legs are down. I put belt on. Get legs straps on correctly. Then I do any adjusting of the
 lift, as well as pushing lift forward so I can get straps attached. 

She did not complain of pain the entire time. She woke up with a extra large movement. Then did more in shower.
If she wakes up with a movement it will not be easy to clean up as taking off brief it will get on sling and then you 
will have to clean it. Luckily with Patty she did everything for breakfast and dishes and laundry that I wasn't worried
about time. But it would have been a problem if I was alone. It may require more time. 

After shower she did start to have pain so Patty gave her a gummy.

  Breakfast; cereal and bananas for Maxine.
                   not sure what Sy had as it took sometime to get to table and he was already
                   done. 

Maxine fed herself today and she did great. She left bowl on table, and ate like we all do cereal. I do
point her more now at table she doesnt really watch to much TV now. 

She started to fall asleep at table. I put her in chair. I did rub her new cream on her back.
I have left a note for Dixie to do the same. Twice.

Sy bathroom and at table. Just have to put laundry away then will be leaving.

Tomorrow I will do by myself. I will see how it is and if I am overwhelmed or not.
Hopefully Dixie will have a easy night as I hope she got all her movement out. 

HAve a great Saturday!!

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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 19, 2017 11:00 PM
Published on May 19,2017 11:00 PM

05/19/2017

Got here at 9:30pm.

Aud and I talked for a bit.  But it was late so I started bedtime
routine. Maxine did great getting ready for transfer. She did have 
a very large movement. I had to use washclothes as it was everywhere.
I did put them to wash before I left after rinsing them out. Patty I know you read these
so if you could put them to dry when you get here that would be great. 

She did so great as it took awhile to get her even decently clean. She didnt complain till
five minutes in. 

Bedtime routine was a bit quick she did need some reminding.

Got her in bed and then tried to clean her a bit more. 

Oxygen on.Night meds given.

Some bm did get on sling I cleaned as best I could not sure it can be washed. Maybe some 
fabreeze and cleaner will help us keep it sanitary.

Goodnight!!
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 19, 2017 11:55 AM
Published on May 19,2017 11:55 AM

5/19/2017 Maggie

Patti met me here to help with Maxine.
Exercises done. She didn't really try today with them because her back hurts to much.
She got up within 10 minutes of letting her know  what we were going to do.
She had a small soft BM in her brief but nothing more in the toilet
Sy out to table.
Showered and hair washed. We had a challenge pulling up the brief with the new belt. Other than that the belt is good.
Doing her bathroom routine was a bit of a challenge today. I had to tell her what she needed to do. Patti put her lotion on her face/hands
Maxine says she is worried today.
Put cream on back and then out to table with heating pad 
Patti started laundry and  put on Sy's patch then left @ 10.
 BREAKFAST: eggs, sausage, bagel
                         Juice with pills and coffee

Sy's Boost given.
Maxine need a little help eating her eggs but she ate her bagel by herself.
To restroom at 11:30. She did a extra small BM.
Back to her chair with the heating pad.
Sy was talking to me and started to cry because he said Maxine is getting bad, like not talking to him and having to be fed sometimes. 
Sy  to bathroom before I left
Ron stopped by to drop off gummies then left.
Sy to chair relaxing
Maxine had a little more confusion with what she was suppose to do today.  

Overall today was a good day
Have a great weekend  :)

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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 18, 2017 09:39 PM
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05/18/2017

Both in be. Maxine needed a little time but did great.

Oxygen on Goodnight!!
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 18, 2017 08:29 PM
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05/18/2017

Got here and Sy had given Maxine fruit and cheese.

Maxine refused to go to bathroom. 

Aud got here. 

     Dinner: chicken parmesan, italian green beans and onion rings
                  Ribs, italian green beans and pasta salad

    Dessert: usual with small piece of cake.

Aud had vistor. Talked for a bit then left.

Maxine back to chair. Sy followed.

Aud said her goodbyes 

Watched TV till bedtime!
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Weblog Entry by: Maxine Goro In Weblog Maxine Goro care Log modified at May 18, 2017 03:15 PM
Published on May 18,2017 03:16 PM

05/18/2017

Saw no post came in and noticed no connection on computer screen!

All fixed.:)
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