Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Update On My Sister
I have written before about my sister. She had a stroke several years ago and has been bed-ridden ever since. Her left side is paralyzed.
For Christmas I gave her two drink mugs with cute sayings. Two because the one I sent last year was broken. She told me she uses one for coffee and the other for tea,
I also sent a book of word puzzles with colorful pens, a couple of coloring books with crayons, and a bag filled with candy and cheap little toys. (She said her great-grandson had a lot of fun playing with the fake peanut can that has the "snakes" shoot out of it when opened.) There were some nice chocolates from the candy store of our youth.
I hope they keep her amused as well as give her something to do.
When she called me a couple of days ago she was wheezing and trying to catch her breath. She said she has a cold and is coughing. It takes her a while to breathe normally after a coughing spell. A lot of the problem is that she cannot sit up. Inactivity causes the lungs to fill.
Other than that she has been feeling well. Her son and her husband still spend a bit of every day with her.
Before Christmas her daughter visited her. My niece's adoptive mother was with her to help wrangle my sister's three great-grandchildren.
My niece has visited a couple of times before but this is the first time the children have seen their great-grandmother. They had a good time getting to know each other.
All in all my sister had a good Christmas.