My grandmother was asleep when I arrived at the nursing home. As I sat there, she opened her eyes and said to me: “You can stay if you sit quietly but I don’t want to carry on a conversation.” It turns out she had a stomach ache but she was suggesting food poisoning. I think a lot of elderly get such suspicions. As she fell asleep again, I tried to take her picture. A few times she opened her eyes slightly, as though spying on me, and I thought I detected accusation there. I had to slowly draw up the shades to get enough light. She looks like a kid in her striped navy & white shirt. She is 100 years old.
My grandmother’s bed with the hose to her oxygen tank.
My grandmother’s walker with oxygen hose.