Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Springing back . . .

to life! I've just gotten over a bad cold plus I made a trip home to New York to visit with Mom. I had not seen her since the end of October so it was a nice visit although this was the first time that she didn't recognize me. I always knew there would come a time in the progression of her Alzheimer's Disease when it would happen but nothing can really prepare you for that moment.

I will be ramping back up with new posts here, at Facebook Bootcamp and on Geneabloggers. Stay tuned.

13 comments:

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thomas,
That is so sad! I am glad you went to see her even if she didn't know you!

DianaR said...

Missed having you around - no one else has quite your sense of humor! Glad you are back but so sorry to hear about your Mom. Even knowing something is going to happen doesn't make it any easier when it does. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

Miriam said...

Thomas, I'm so sorry to hear your mom didn't recognize you. I wish both of you well, and look forward to your new posts.

Amy (We Tree) said...

It's good to have you back. The geneasphere isn't the same without you. :)

footnoteMaven said...

Knowing the day will come doesn't make it any easier.

-fM

Colleen said...

I've always believed that somewhere deep in their soul Alzheimer's patients DO know who's there for them. They just can't process it. I'm glad you got to go to her.

Gini said...

Hi Thomas, I nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog Award". Glad your feeling better.

Jasia said...

I've missed you! Thank goodness you're back :-)

I'm sad for you that your mom didn't recognize you. How that must hurt. I'm fortunate in that I believe I saw a flicker of recognition in my mom's eyes right to the end. I know she didn't remember my name and I think she lost our connection, but I believe she still had a sense of familiarity when she saw my face.

Alzheimer's continues to be a mystery... how it effects everyone differently but has some commonalities too.

God bless you.

Jordan Jones said...

So sorry to hear that your mother did not recognize you. We have been going through the same thing with my mother and Alzheimers.

There are a series of losses. I comfort myself by realizing that what's happening now bothers me more than it bothers her, as she's less and less aware of what's happening.

LOOKING4ANCESTORS said...

Greetings Thomas,
I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. You have been missed - the geneabloggershpere just isn't the same without you. I'm so sorry to hear about the situation with your mom. I'm praying for you both.
Kathryn

Greta Koehl said...

Hi Thomas,

So glad to have you back; things aren't the same without you. It can be so hard to watch how much Alzheimer's takes away from people and I'm sorry your Mom is going through this.

BTW, like Gini, I have nominated Destination: Austin Family for a One Lovely Blog Award (I guess great minds think alike...).

michael.hait said...

Thomas - Welcome back!

My wife is dealing with the same thing with her grandmother. It is very difficult, and I wish you my deepest sympathy.

Sheri said...

Well can we get down to some serious mischief now that you are back and well again!