On Thanksgiving, my parents, Lauren, Steven, Kevin and my family (Danny and Chris were at her parent's house for the holiday) went to the nursing home to visit Grandma. IT WAS A VERY GOOD DAY FOR HER!! She was very alert, knew everyone that was there (my Dad told us when we got there that when they arrived she said "Kevin, it's good to see you") and seemed very happy overall. She was talking and laughing with us (although she did get confused at times and did repeat herself.) It was so good to see her that way and I wanted to share it with all of you.
In my previous visits to see Grandma, she was very tired and didn't always know who was there. She would fall asleep alot and would only really eat breakfast. However, give her some ice cream or coffee and she is all over it!!! She had 3 cups of coffee over the 1-1/2 hours that we were visiting on Thursday and loved every sip of it!! She actually moaned with pleasure after almost every sip!!
Eventually, she started to get tired and we knew it was time to leave. She was falling asleep as my Dad was wheeling her back towards the nurses station. But she lasted well over an hour and that was great!!!