Prior to moving my mother down to be near us and into assisted-living, we had plans to travel back to our home state for a month, and living in our RV, while visiting with family and friends.
Now that June is slowly creeping up on us, I am wondering if we are going to be able to do that or not. We are still trying to get my mom settled in, and the transition hasn’t been the smoothest.
I am currently sitting in the hospital with her, because she fell yesterday and broke her leg. This comes right behind them finding out that her potassium, magnesium, etc. were all too low, which probably helped with her confusion and the fall.
I am now trying to figure out if we are indeed able to go back home for June, if we get her healthy and in a more settled state of mind, what am I going to tell her where we are going?
If we tell her that we are going to go back home, I know for sure that she is going to cry and beg to come with us, which just cannot happen. First of all we would never be able to get her up into the RV, plus there is no way that the three of us and our dogs could all live in that RV for a month.
So now I’m trying to figure out what sort of a story I could come up with to tell her for the reason why we are going to be gone for four weeks. Is anybody here a good storyteller, that could help me come up with some sort of a believable story to tell her? She has almost zero short term memory and a limited amount of long-term memory,