Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home?

Today I went to visit my mother at the nursing home, and found that she still would not eat or take her medicine. The nurse was baffled. But she said she didn't have time to spend with her, like the board and care caregivers do. This, along with the fact that a wound has opened up on her injured leg since she came to the nursing home, makes me feel she would be better off at the board and care. But I am giving it another day or so to see if things improve. She hasn't seen the doctor there yet, and the staff only just figured out there was no point giving her physical or occupational therapy because of her dementia and deafness and the fact that she keeps her eyes closed most of the time.
It was pretty awful being in this situation, and it is clear that I have a hard decision to make soon.
On other matters, I was talking with Reb today about my Writing 2 conundrum, and it seems certain that I will have to scale back to be sure that all the students here can complete their research at our library and online. Some students just cannot get around by bus and do not have cars. Though I traveled by bus (with a baby and lots of groceries and assorted junk), not everyone knows how or even lives on a bus line. So unless I plan to take students to the UCI library myself, I should try to help them find topics they can research here, which might be easier now that the librarian says the library here is investing in a major academic database.


Lou said...

So much on your shoulders, Robbi.

Robbi said...

On yours as well, Lou. Perhaps more!