Each day she seems weaker and more confused. She never receives visitors and rarely does mail arrive for her. Finding things to keep her interested is a challenge because of the confusion and weakness.
I always keep her abreast of what I am doing with my shoe boxes. Since it is all in the basement and she can't go down the stairs she can't see what I am doing. Each time I sew a dress or apron I take it for her to see. I kept wishing she could help me sew somehow, as she sewed much in her younger
years. But that is not going to happen, I have to admit that. So I thought I could let her choose the long sleeve, layering t-shirt to go with each dress.
|Choices of shirts to match to dress.|
I left her several of the shirts and two dresses. Several days passed and she would move them around her rooms and look at them but couldn't understand what she was to do with them. Today I decided I'd work along side of her. I would give her the box of dresses and box of shirts and walk her thru choosing a dress and matching a shirt. She removed the packaging and tags and I would then take them and add a pair of panties, fold them all and squeeze them into a sandwich zipper bag.
|Dress, shirt and panties squeezed into sandwich bags.|
I'm determined to help her feel useful and needed and find enjoyment in her long days.