SWEET TEA

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Great Strawberry Caper

Taylor Swift writes songs about her life and is a multi-millionaire.  I write blog posts about my life and . . . well, you can finish that sentence for me.  LOL  Oh-the-irony-of-it.

I did something today that I have never done before - yes, a NEW "life experience".  I don't think even Miss Swift could write a song about this.  Let me first say that my little escapade might qualify me as a criminal - I'm not really sure about this.  I guess I would need to throw myself at the mercy of the court and plead "desperation" if that should be the case.

Those of you who visit me regularly know that my Mom has been living with us for about 6 weeks now.  She  has dementia, and though she does "pretty well", some days are just plain rough.  Today was one of those days.  Mom woke up in a crabby mood.  (we had a great day yesterday and she had gone to bed the night before quite content - go figure.)  The long and short of this being that this morning Mom told me she was not going to take her medication any more.  That was it.  She didn't need it and she wasn't going to take it.  *sigh*  Mom takes a couple of meds for her heart and some strong  mind-bending (my word) meds that are working to keep her dementia  in check, these enable her to function at her very best.  Not taking them is NOT an option.  Without the meds she would probably take a downward spiral, not to mention possible withdrawal symptoms.  What to do?  She is way too savvy to simply mix her meds into applesauce and the like.  So . . .

SStra
I got out my small coffee bean grinder and ground up todays meds.  Then I concocted a Jello/strawberry/Cool Whip dessert and laced hers with the finely ground up meds.  I can't even begin to imagine what all those meds must taste like, but she ate it!

 The "Jello Caper" was a success - put that in a song, Miss Swift.

Tomorrow?
Perhaps "Peanut Butter Surprise".

I'm praying she wakes up in a cordial, easy-going mood and takes her meds with a happy heart.tomorrow.


17 comments:

Marissa said...

Oh that is too funny!...I'm glad she took her meds though
When we were kids my mom would give us our meds right smack in the middle of a sandwich ..

Mari said...

I deal with that kind of thing a lot. We find that ice cream, pudding and shakes are great for sneaking in a med or two. :)

Melanie said...

That is funny! I hope that today will be better for you though! I am sure that many caregivers have done something similar. They just didn't think of using strawberry pie!! I will never see strawberry pie without thinking about this!

Jeanie said...

I'd say what you did is more an act of love than a criminal caper. I'm glad it worked and I hope she is in a more cooperative mood today.

Chatty Crone said...

That is sure an act of love - no doubt about that.

My only advice from experience is to make sure they can be crunched up. Some can't. I am only trying to help here.

My mom took hers crushed in applesauce!

Love, sandie

Cheri said...

All I can say is, You gotta do what you gotta do and it worked.

Linda said...

You are one creative gal!! Way to GO!!

mommamindy said...

You are an amazing woman. I know this is hard, but I love how you face things with grit determination and laughter. You need both when life is hard.

I was just rereading some comments you left on my blog when I was going through a very hard time in my life and I am thankful again that you write. Even though some of us bloggers have never met, we can encourage one another through the flames.

Blessings to you, Sweetie Sweet Tea!

acorn hollow said...

what a great way to get the meds in but were some time released? because that may not work to grind them.
Cathy

yaya said...

Hopefully she'll be more cooperative in the future, but you did what needed done...good job!

auntpearl said...

This post made me smile because years ago when I was taking care of my mother it was important for her to have her Ensure every day to keep up her strength up. She hated Ensure. I would prepare pudding and add Ensure. My mother would eat the pudding but the whole time she questioned the ingredients. I felt sneaky but happy at the same time.
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nancygrayce said...

Bless your heart! And hers.....this is such a hard stage of life and my prayers are with you!

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