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Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:51 PM

MOM'S DIMENSIA and the SENATE VOTE TO BLOCK WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS

My elderly mother suffers from Parkinson's Induced Spatial Disorientation. In short though spaces look familiar, including recognizing key elements (pictures, decorations etc.) she can't quite make the connection to recognize where she is. I am now her full time caretaker, along with trying to help on the farm. Mom's got lots of other health issues, bedrest on bad days--wheel chair on good days. Her response to todays Senate vote on witnesses; (classic)--"I AM LAYING HERE, NOT REALLY SURE WHERE I AM, AND EVEN I KNOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE RELEVANT WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS INTRODUCED IN ORDER TO HAVE A FAIR TRIAL." She then looked at me and asked what was wrong with these republicans? My answer was not nearly as good as her last comment--her observation to the republicans--(quote from WWII-Yamamoto, I think) "DEAR REPUBLICANS--BE AFRAID, FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE IS AWAKEN A SLEEPING GIANT AND FILL HIM WITH A TERRIBLE RESOLVE"

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Reply MOM'S DIMENSIA and the SENATE VOTE TO BLOCK WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS (Original post)
bubbazero Jan 2020 OP
madaboutharry Jan 2020 #1
babylonsister Jan 2020 #2
Hoyt Feb 2020 #3
Leghorn21 Feb 2020 #4
JudyM Feb 2020 #9
crickets Feb 2020 #5
alwaysinasnit Feb 2020 #6
FM123 Feb 2020 #7
Ilsa Feb 2020 #8
tiredtoo Feb 2020 #10
bubbazero Feb 2020 #12
stage left Feb 2020 #11
Duppers Feb 2020 #13

Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:56 PM

1. I think I'd like your mom!

I know it is hard to be a caregiver. All the best to both of you.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:59 PM

2. "BE AFRAID, FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE IS AWAKEN A SLEEPING GIANT

AND FILL HIM WITH A TERRIBLE RESOLVE"

Yay, Mom! I do love that and hope she's right. Please hug her from me!

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:10 AM

3. Excellent. Moms can surprise us like that.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:13 AM

4. This is so moving, bubba, thank you SO MUCH for posting

Please tell your dear mama that we are so grateful for her insight...I can’t express what happened to me reading your post, but it has uplifted me at a time I desperately needed it!!

Love to you and your (now she’s ours too, bubba!) Mama -

Sandy

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:52 AM

9. My feelings exactly!

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:20 AM

5. Your mom is fantastic!

I really admire her spirited response to all of this. Thanks so much for sharing this story. Big hugs for both of you.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:26 AM

6. Your mom sounds like a winner and she is lucky to have you.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:32 AM

7. Sending you both hugs (and high fives)

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:52 AM

8. As a caregiver to two family members,

I appreciate your post. Enjoy her while you can. And maybe write a letter to the editor about this.

Peace, prayers, and hugs.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 12:58 AM

10. Yes that would be an excellent letter to the editor.

I may steal it and share it on facebook.

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Response to tiredtoo (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 02:10 AM

12. Please feel free, unfortunately I don't have much free time so I'm not on twitter, facebook etc.

Thank goodness for DU for news, wisdom, humor, (and spellcheck)

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 01:11 AM

11. Much love to you and your Mom.

I needed to hear something like this today.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 02:43 AM

13. Thanks for sharing this!

Hugs to you & 💕 to your mom. You're both amazing.

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