Happy 92nd Birthday Nona!
Mom’s birthday got off to a rocky start– much excitement having friends over two days before her birthday. She was very sick all Wednesday night and back on clear liquids. It looked grim for the birthday party. Then the family arrived. She was delighted to see them, to put it mildly. Even sick, it made everything better.
Nothing but liquids after birthday-morning dry toast didn’t work. She got VIP care all day on her birthday by doting great-grandchildren. They brought tea, lotion, chapstick, encouragement and joy.
By dinner time we decided to be brave. She ate a chicken wing, a bite of mashed potatoes and three bites of birthday cake. She thanked everyone for coming saying, “It was the best birthday ever.”
Have a great caregiving day,