Physio worked hard to rehabilitate Norma and I had high hopes that she would one day walk with one person assisting but she continues to need three people. Unfortunately, her disease has other intentions and after a six-month time of steady incline, she her motor skills have started to decline. Norma has good days and bad days. We continue to keep her as mobile as her body and mind will allow.
Norma is comfortable in her forever home. Her days consist of watching TV, taking naps in her chair, playing with her activity items and a morning and afternoon walk during the week if she is able to. She talks and answers questions occasionally and is famous for being in a good mood with her smiles and laughter.
We are truly thankful she has settled in and although she is 100 per cent reliable on others for every little thing, she is unaware of the details. This is why I continue to be her voice. I am grateful that I can help her and I will continue to go everyday I possibly can to assist my mother.
How important are those little everyday things I do for Norma? Norma can not ask for a drink, or to turn the TV up, she can not tell you she is cold or hot, she can not ring a buzzer for the nurse, neither can she let you know if she is full or hungry. She doesn’t even know to call out when someone passes by. For these reasons I am there and always will be for she is my Mother and I love her dearly.