I also got a good chuckle just when I needed it!! THANK YOU! Yes, you have to find the humor or go batty yourself. Mom never fails to give me at least one chuckle when I am there... if I look for it.
One misconception is that someone with a degenerative brain disease loses their intelligence. This is far from the truth. The sensory input, ability to reason, and the ability to take what they perceive and process it is impaired, but the intelligence remains. That is why Mom was able to hide her inabilities for so long. That is why she was able to "fake it" when she was unable to process what was going on or know what to do. It is why she was able to take a limited input and processing ability and weave a confabulation that was believable. Nope, they don't lose their intelligence
Jags, 90 days in the continuum of our lives doesn't seem like a long time but when you are dealing with Mom waiting for placement and all that goes with that... it seems like an eternity! I hope very day that we will get a post that your Mom is moving to a wonderful place. Just know it will happen. In the mean time you do have Mom in a better place emotionally which is good. You have done good! As I have said before... there will be a time when this is just a memory and I hope that time comes for you soon!