it never ceases to amaze me when we “catch” that moment of lucidity, share a laugh, cry a little or hug, or stumble upon an idea that changes the course of things…. (https://greatitudes.com/2018/06/24/a-month-of-changes/)
This week we had a routine visit with Mom’s primary care physician. He seemed genuinely thrilled with Mom’s current state of health and was even more impressed to notice that her hair was growing back in (Yes, that’s a big deal!) and that there were no open wounds from “picking.” We talked about the change in medication of one of her prescriptions and how that change in dosage was making a difference in the intensity of the headaches but more importantly the “deep itching” on her scalp and sometimes other places on her body.
It’s taken a couple of months to get to this point of 20 minutes or so of “not-picking”, but it’s so been worth it. We are grateful to the medical professionals who were willing to listen and let us advocate and try something a little different to see if it made a difference for Mom and hopefully, it might make a difference for another patient in their care experiencing the same issues.
Today, we’ll not take for granted one single moment. We’ll treasure each one and the joy they can bring.