Grandma Mary

Grandma turned 90 on the 9th or the 8th but we celebrate it on the 11th. Yeah... mexicans were traditionally baptized the third day  after they were born. It's been so long for her, we're not sure if it was the 8th or the 9th. Either way, she's 90 and were having a surprise birthday for her on Sunday Grandma's dementia is advancing rapidly now. Everyday is a little less memory than the day before. She asks the same question several times in an hour. It's like living with a 3 year old in a lot of ways. She needs routine, she needs to be fed, walked, given her medications, (soooo many medications) she needs to be properly dressed, bathed, and whatever you do, do NOT move her things, don't touch her stuff, and don't do anything OUT of routine. She'll throw a tantrum and you'll want to spank her for being unfair, mean, or ungrateful. But then sometimes she'll say or do something so cute, you'll want to bottle it up, or you want to console her when you see the scared look on her face when she gets confused and disoriented. -- Tonight I walked in to her room to put her eyedrops in before heading out the door. She asked me where I was going. "To the market, grandma, to get you your milk.

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