Saturday, December 1, 2007

a quick tale.

Adventure On An Elevator

yesterday morning, *L* was takin' mom down to the 1st floor. when the elevator opens on the alzheimer's unit an alarm goes off if a resident is nearby. while punching in the code to turn the alarm off, mom got on the elevator and the door closed before *L* could stop it.

uh oh.

a minute later the elevator came back. with mom's walker and... YIKES! no mom!

*L* alerted staff via walkie talkie and went to the 1st floor hoping to find mary anne.

nope. not there.

a few minutes later (it musta seemed like DAYS to *L*) someone found mom on the 3rd floor and safely returned her to the 4th floor. *L* was no doubt shaken up, but more concerned with how mom felt and asked her, "were you scared?"

"scared? no. why would i be scared?"
"i thought i lost you."
"were you scared?"
"yes."
(((hug)))

6 comments:

dann walsh said...

corn,

never a dull moment, eh?

dann

ps. nice wheels!

*(¯`·¸*Chris*¸·´¯)* said...

I had those panic stricken moment with Mom too. Used to scare me and then she would show back and and look at me like I was nuts. I think it ws the "mother hen" in me.

Glad you mom is ok and you are too! Hugs to both of you!

cornbread hell said...

i owe it all to you, dann. (CASTERS. foreshortened CASTERS.)

chris, one great thing about AD is seeing/hearing a naive response to my own mother hen concerns.
i know it'll get worse, and i dread that, but in the meantime i do envy and enjoy her simplicity.

rilera said...

I think we've all had at least one of those heart-in-throat moments. I'm glad your mom was found and that she was OK.

cornbread hell said...

thanks robyn.

she is ok. and even wonders why we are concerned. the older i get, the more i experience, the more i understand what love really means.

sometimes i feel kinda lucky in spite of things.

Barby said...

omgosh........ liked the hug part