Smiles and Kisses 1-26
The warm sun shown through Kathryn’s bedroom window. Richard made sure the sun warmed her skin as the beams came through. She did enjoy it.
She got out of bed twice today. At the beginning of the day we didn’t have much of a response from her but as the day went on we were able to get more and more. She gave out smiles and kisses to all of us. I (Carol) know my heart jumped for joy when I knew she was giving me a sweet little kiss and so I had to be greedy and ask for one more.
Richard finished reading “The Giver” today. It is nice to lie there holding her hand and listening to Richard read.
Grandma had to leave today to check on things at her house. She has been a big help. As we listened to the Physical Therapist today Scott said several times, “Grandma does that”. Grandma has shown us many things to do to help keep Kathryn happy.
We had a bath aid come today as well. She was one of Carol’s students back when she taught at Mason. Very nice girl and so gentle. Carol worked with her to give Kathryn a bed bath and wash her hair. Wash her hair with real shampoo and water in bed. The student was teaching the teacher some new tricks. Carol has always said she learns form her students and this was just one more of those learning situations.
Kathryn’s room smells so good. She received a beautiful vase of flowers from Unique Beverage yesterday. Just thought it was more medical supplies but it was flowers and chocolates instead. A nice surprise.
Tomorrow we will start taking down the tree. Still looks great and could probably last another three weeks or so. It would look a bit odd to still have a live Christmas tree up in February.
Kathryn is laying her in her bed just sleeping (8:30pm). We will have to wake her to feed her a little and give her meds at 9:00pm. We must move her a bit to make sure she doesn’t get sore. Comfort and peace is what we strive for. Hopefully she will let some more friends come visit. I know she is happy after a visit. Her smile always says so.
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Good Night – Hold the ones you love tight in your arms and tell them you love them.