I talked with Peggy today and she had a flat sound to her voice.
I had been on the Alzheimer's web site recently and read that Alzheimer's patients love babies. Sometimes when I call her, she is watching the Special Delivery channel on television. The sitter said that she loves the baby and children's channel.
Talking with her today, I asked her if she would like to have a baby to hold. Her voice brightened and she laughed and said, yes in a strong voice.
I told her that I would find her a baby doll and send it to her. She laughed and said, good! I said that if she had a baby doll, she would never be alone. She would always have something to hold, talk to and take care of. She sounded so happy with the idea and said, good, good! I suggested that we name the baby doll "Mary Ellen" because that was Mother's doll name.
She responded with.... that would be good and there was excitement in her voice.
I am now on a hunt for a life like baby doll for Peggy to take to the nursing home next week.
It will have to be a special doll.
A special doll with a pleasant face and soft body.
I will keep looking until I find the doll that will become Mary Ellen.
I will give Mary Ellen to a special Mother who will love and take care of her. A Mother who will have a baby to hold and love and talk with as Alzheimer's disease continues to take her away
Peggy will soon be a Mother again and Mary Ellen is a lucky babydoll to have a Mother named...Peggy!
I Love You Today, Peggy!