How to spell S T R E S S !!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
My Mom will be 80 in November, she recently fell and was not found for several hours, she does live alone. She is currently in the hospital, apparently she had the flu and was not eating properly, she was not taking her med's correctly and had a bad fall, plus has a bladder infection. I live about 12 hours from her and am the only adult child, so I am so STRESSED!. Most of the stress has been building for months!
My Dad passed away Oct-09 and then Mom placed my handicapped, retarded 54 yr old sister in a facility in June-10 (because she could not longer take care of her)! But, the biggest problem is that she also can no longer take care of herself, she cannot walk without assistance (ie. another person, or walker), has diabetes and heart problems. My cousin found Mom she had been on the floor for about 10 hours from all we can put together, she called 911. I have been trying to talk Mom into going into a facility for months now, but, she would not go. She goes to visit my sister every week at the facility plays Bingo with her and stays for lunch, she often brags on the great food they have there, plus Sis loves it there.
I just got a call from Mom at the hospital and she said that they are going to put her in a skilled nursing facility for about 3 months until she can walk on her own, the facility turns out to be the same one my Sis is in, just another wing. Well... I really do not think that she will ever go back home, she just is not able to care for herself, do basic houseowork or get around.
I know it sounds weird for me to say that this all turned out to be a blessing, but, I was eventually going to have to be the "bad person" and have her admitted, so I am so thankful God had this all worked out in his plan.
Please remember my Mom in your prayers I am really hoping that she will decide this facility is the best place for her.