Mom has been having what I like to call “tummy trouble” and what mom’s caregivers like to call “emesis” but what is actually, bouts of vomiting since the end of December. Mom went to the doctor, she had tests, and we were getting nowhere trying to figure out the cause of the tummy trouble. Finally, in an effort to put an end to the emesis, and to avoid further testing, mom started taking generic Prilosec last Tuesday, and I’m happy to report she hasn’t vomited in 10 days! I’m told she is acting and eating better too.
I talked with Mom today, and she sounds really good on the phone, but she also sounds like she’s progressing quickly.
Something new — mom doesn’t know what to do with the phone when someone hands it to her. Now I hear about 10 seconds of instructions before my mom says hello. “Hold it like this. You talk here. Put that part to your ear. No, you don’t push the buttons.” This is new.
Mom has also started making up words.
So long emesis nemesis. Hello unrelenting, got her by the balls on your course of destruction, Alzheimer’s disease.