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A challenging Day

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on February 2, 2008 - 10:24am

WELL, It's going to be a rough day today. My sister and I are going to go see my dad and talk to him. I received a call last night at 9:25 from the adult home. Laura the owner told me that my mom has a few days left. She is no longer able to swallow along with other signs which I won't get into. I had to inform the family as to what is happening. NOT FUN!!!!! Today as I said My sister(Sue)and I are going to have to break the news to dad. That's going to be the hardest thing that we have had to do for a very long time.Once dad hears it we know that he will start deteriorating much faster. Sue and I feel that he won't be to far behind mom. It might be three weeks to a couple of months tops. We definitely have a challenge on our hands. We also have people to contact to be ready for mom when she begins her new life. It will be very sad but, a time to celebrate. She will finally be free of all that Alzheimers' has put her through. All I can say is "THANK GOD". I will treasure the wonderful memories that we made together and keep her in my heart. Mom you have all my love, all my life.

I'm so thankful for Missy because she's coming to stay with Dave while I go to take care of Aunt Bobbie and go to talk to Dad with Sue. She is my angel in disguise. I wouldn't be able to do everything I need to without her help. Well, It's time to go and begin the day outside of our home.

Shirley

EDIT:

The meeting with our dad went much better than expected. My sister Sue and I are in a state of shock. We told dad the situation with mom. Dad told us that he's accepted the fact that her demise is near. He is going to call the doctor on Monday and ask the doctor to order comfort care and hospice for mom. He wants what's best for her. We knew that all along we just didn't know if he was going to come to terms with it. Thank GOD he did!!! It's a huge relief for both of us. That's it for now.

Peace,Love and Joy,
Shirley

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