8/11/18 Olive AMPS 200; +4.25=51; +4.75=51; +5.25=66; +9=303; PMPS 392; +5.5=153

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Olive & Paula, Aug 11, 2018 at 8:46 AM.

  1. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Went with the dosecrease this morning. Thought it would better to give while not in higher numbers.

    Rainy, muggy day. I guess it's a good day to visit my dad and do his laundry except it will mighty stuffy there. Most residents do not put their AC on.

    Stay dry everyone. And have a good day.
     
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  2. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the dosecrease!
    Have a good day Paula!
     
  3. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the dosecrease. I hope you have a good visit with your dad.
     
  4. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the dosecrease wasn't a good idea. Maybe a fat 8.5 would have been better. At least we know this time 8.75 might be a tad to much. Will see if she stalls on this dose.
     
  5. Beth 73

    Beth 73 Well-Known Member

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    Good Daughter Award to you, Paula :bighug: Wish I lived closer to my 95 yr old momma :(.
     
  6. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    He use to be 3 hrs away. When he fell I enforced my POA and moved him closer to me. He was so pissed. I'm still paying for it after a year and a half, 2 more falls and 3 blood transfusions later. He still thinks he can live alone in his house with stairs that he can't take care of. And it's all I hear about.
     
  7. Judy and Boomer

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    Olive that is quite close enough to those sharks! Move on a bit closer to shore please!
     
  8. Olive & Paula

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    Heading into shore. She just had 1/2 her regular meal so she will be fine. I can now go to dads, late but laundry doesn't care what time it gets washed.
     
  9. Beth 73

    Beth 73 Well-Known Member

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    Paula, I totally identify :bighug: My Mom refuses to leave her house of 60 years and i pray she can stay there but , like you, I have POA and may have to usevit in near future :banghead: Hate to see them lose their independence but when it’s about safety and I’m 3 hours away :woot: I know I’ll never hear the end of it too ... :eek:
     
  10. Olive & Paula

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    It's not just safety. It's also lack of personal care. The house and property in such disrepair and unhealthy. His driving, I was afraid he would hurt some innocent person. Prime target for getting mugged in a parking lot, opening door to some invader. The dryer vent was solidly clogged, fire not far from happening. The furnace had 3 gas leaks and it's next to the dryer. He never would have made it out of house.
     
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  11. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    The good she was green. The bad it didn't last long at all. PMPS should be a doozy.
     
  12. JeffJ

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    You do indeed get the good daughter award. I know exactly how it is. I was fortunate that my brother lived fairly close to my Dad and could handle it.:bighug::bighug::bighug:

    2005 - Dad's start of Parkinsons
    - he lived in a small but very nice home in rural Washington, I loved it
    2007 - pretty bad, part time housekeeper
    2007-2009
    - car dented significantly on all 4 sides, and all 4 corners
    - in total denial about health, capabilities, and finance
    2009 - forced move out to a care facility
    - we excluded him from the physical moveout so we could move his 2 x 18' truckloads of accumulations to storage
    - took his car keys, he could barely steer the powered wheelchair
    - he HATED us for about 6 months
    - he fought the caretakers (mostly verbally)
    - most of his home profits paid for his care after
    2010 - settled down, turned gentler, pretty sick, most of his mind was gone
    - he only visited his storage area twice
    2011 - goodbye Dad, you were the best

    You don't get any rewards for the care you provide. You get the memories of when the times were good. And an occasional hug and thanks.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  13. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Well I'll probably be able to go to bed early tonight.
     
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  14. Beth 73

    Beth 73 Well-Known Member

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    @JeffJ , thank you for that ...touched my heart and made me choke up :bighug: And Paula , you AND Jeff win the Best Adult Kid Award . :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:Blessings on both of you ❤️
     
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  15. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Oh Paula, I can so relate! Hugs to you with all you do for your Dad. With my mom, when she doesn't cooperate I tell he she might find a nursing home a better fit. That usually shapes her up.

    Olive, that was quite a drop at 4.5!!!! Seriously?
     
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  16. Beth 73

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    Bobbie, yet another Best Adult Kid recipient :bighug:
     
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  17. Olive & Paula

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    I can't use that threat. He's already in a facility.
     

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