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Killer Wheels


Molly the Cat and the Mama got a set of killer wheels the other day.

Neither responded well to their portable travel wheelchair. Of course, who really wants to use such a chair much else actually own it.

"You think the cat will like that?" asked the Mama when she saw what new tool we brought into the house to help her get around safely. The day before it was a bedside commode, and the day before that a walker. Each purchased just in time for its suddenly urgent need.

When the Mama was too tired to inch her way forward any further, she sighed and allowed herself to sit in the chair and be glided to the other room. Settling on her couch, she said, "Give the cat a turn." I think Molly the Cat sighed too when she sat on the seat. She allowed herself to ride for a few feet.

The killer wheels came into the house only two days ago, but it seems more like weeks. Sigh.

In my imagination, I see the Mama, the Husband, and I charging out of the house and down the sidewalks in joyful glee. Molly the Cat, of course, sits at the window swishing her tail in Have a grand time! See you when you get back. 

I can hope.

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Comments

  1. As I've said before, you and I are traveling in the same lane. Mum didn't at all like any of the new equipment that came into the house before she went into care. She still refuses/forgets to use her walker and the falls have been terrible. Good luck as all of you head out with the new wheels.

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    1. Thank you! The Mama learns most through experience (aka trial and error), which means that she has fallen quite a few times before deciding to go an advised route. It's taken me many years to accept that is the Mama.

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  2. Delightful art work of the 'killer wheels' ~ ah do hard to see our loved ones and ourselves going through the aging process ~ you are lucky to have each other ~

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Carol. We certainly are fortunate to have each other. I am glad we came together nearly 13 years ago.

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  3. Beeing in it, sure is not 'fun'... pushing it is that also... but we have to deal with it
    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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    1. Most certainly, Melody. I've made up what I hope is a happy ditty that I sing to inspire the Mama to turn around and lower herself down onto the commode. In the Mama's language, too. :-)

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  4. This is tough on all 3 of you but at least she can get a round a bit. It's tough for sure. My mom now has a walker and she didn't make much fuss...and her toes are better now that the foot nurse came. Sending prayers and hoping the garden starts coming up

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    1. The Mama was thinking about the garden this afternoon. She said that her green onions need water. So, I shall go out there in a bit. Have you seen the movie, "The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"? Wondering if your mom might think about taking a run as she moves about on her walker reminded me of the movie. I know unconnected thoughts. That's where my brain is.

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  5. Love the picture ... The Mama seems to be adapting wonderfully, kicking and screaming all the way! :) ... I would too.

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    1. You've got her down, Widders. :-) That's what I love. Just when I think she is ready to give up, her old self shows up. Ha!

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  6. I Love that your mom has her own opinions -
    the picture is a happy one
    I hope soon, the story has a happy outcome soon . . .
    love & love,
    -g-

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    1. Me, too, G. This is definitely not a linear path we are traveling. If there was an outline to it, maybe a Tom Terrific.

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    1. I can imagine the Mama on an electric chair. Whooo-hooo!

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  8. Cute picture.
    Maybe the cat and the mom will like the killer wheels soon.

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    1. Thanks. Wish they could've had a longer time with it.

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