June 4, 2007
Mom called again tonight. She seems to be doing well. Iím relieved that sheís talking to people, not being alone. Believe me, you have to spend serious amounts of time with your elderly parents to find out whatís really going on with them, learn their ailments, their doctors, their prescriptions, what kind of medical coverage they have, deal with legal/financial issues. Itís hard being far away, so I stayed for 2 months last year and about 3 this year. A lot to deal with both times, before and after we lost Dad. I wrote in journals all the time.