First intelligible words from Mum in months

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  1. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    Mum 'How's your mother?'

    Me 'She's fine' (didn't want to spoil the first conversation in ages by saying 'you're my mother'!

    Mum 'And your Dad?'

    Me 'He's fine too' (he's been dead 3 years but didn't seem the moment to remind her!)

    Mum 'Where's all your men?'

    Me 'I've only got David and he's away at uni but will be home next weekend for the holidays' (thinking to myself 'all my men? If I only had the time and the stamina maybe!'

    First conversation with Mum in longer than I care to remember - I guess I just have to take what I can get!
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Dera Brenda, that's wonderful news!

    When you remember how ill she was almost a year ago, it's amazing that she has recovered to this extent. Hope for us all!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Love,
     
  3. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    Don't want to be a damp squib Hazel but I suspect this was just a flash in the pan. :(
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Maybe, Brenda, but it was a 'real' converstion, and something to remember. Hopefully there will be more.

    Love,
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    It really is a red letter day when that happens, even if it doesn't last. I remember my last "lucid" conversation with my mother and it's bittersweet.
     
  6. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    Yes, and on the increasingly infrequent occasions that it happens I always wonder whether it will be the last time. I can't remember the last time she said my name and I think that today she was maybe thinking she was my sister - my sister has a husband and three sons, hence 'all your men' would make some sort of sense!
     
  7. janetruth

    janetruth Registered User

    Mar 20, 2007
    563
    nuneaton
    Hello Brenda

    Today I asked my mum 'who's my Mum' she said 'I can't remember, I'll have to ask the girls.'
    Mum lives with us and the past 2 months I have been my Mum's Mum,Sister, Cousin,best friend,Nurse and sometimes even her Daughter.
    It breaks my heart, but I know Mum's brain, like a computer, has ALL the information stored, it comes out in the wrong order.
    There have been MANY similar conversations, some make me laugh ( inwardly, of course) and others make me realise, just how this TERRIBLE ILLNESS takes our loved ones away from reality.
    Take Care
    Janetruth X
     
  8. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,550
    Kent
    Dear Brenda.
    You`ve had an `exchange` with your mother, some contact, some communication. It came after a long time, so it must have some significance.
    Even if it was inaccurate...............it was contact.
    Love xx
     
  9. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    You're right Sylvia and I am glad it happened, even though it was unsettling, for want of a better word.
     
  10. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,856
    Wigan, Lancs
    I had to smile at that analogy, it fits my Dad to a tee.
     
  11. Libby

    Libby Registered User

    May 20, 2006
    625
    North East
    Hi Brenda

    I'm glad that your Mum was able to communicate, even if it was short and sweet.

    Most of the time, Mum doesn't know who I am, but when I tell her, her little face lights up, and she says "oh that's lovely - I really like you" Sometimes, I've got to turn away, so she can't see the tears, but most of the time we just have a laugh. (I normally go on to tell her that I'm her favourite of all her children:rolleyes:)

    Nothing wrong with blowing your own trumpet sometimes!

    Libs
     

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