One month out of college, my old bedroom became my grandmother’s. It was the one room on the main level of the house that could be transformed into a bedroom — and it had been recycled many times: my brother’s room, then an office, then my teenage bedroom. When Grandma fell ill, she moved in. It was a natural move in many ways; most important, perhaps, is that my whole family is in the medical profession. Except for me, the baby of the group, slinking off to the library to read John Updike or Flannery O’Connor. What did I know about injections and hospital corners? But this time, it was my grandmother Helen. The woman who baked me tinfuls of Scottish shortbread and slipped dollops of cream on top of my cereal. The woman who turned to me, with waist-high children surrounding her, and replied to my eager calls of “Me too, me too!” with a gentle hand under my chin and deep loving look in her eye, “Of course, you too, my little chickadee.” Here she was in a hospital bed in my old room. She had suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed on the left side of […]
Health + Wellness
Westport Magazine looks at the generation taking care of their aging parents, from health-care concerns to financial decisions.
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