Monday, March 2, 2009

MY Mother

is still sick. We have her scheduled for surgery (knee replacement) on the 24th of March. It is so far away, but the earliest they could get for her. She is in so much pain and is becoming disoriented and confused because (I hope) of all of the medicines they have her on. I have always been so proud of her that even in her 80's she had a sharper mind than many who were in their 60's. Not so any more. Everything makes her cry. On Friday we could not find a little book she writes notes to herself in and she was crying because of that. That embarrasses her and she cries more. I did find it for her and we put it back into her purse right beside her chair. Another incident was when she had to go potty. She asked me if my brother was at home and I said no. Soon I heard her on the phone calling him and asking him to come home and take her potty. I said. "Mama, I am here, I can take you." "Oh," she said, "Larry never mind, Eve can take me." This just is not my mother.
I have a schedule worked out with my sisters, two of them, that one of us are there every day. I am taking Monday and Tuesdays, another is coming on Wednesday which is one of her days off, and another on Thursday and Friday.
Since I do not want Olivia to witness her GG in the condition she is in right now, Angie is putting her into Daycare while GG is sick. Today being Monday, I should be there but my brother is not working until Wednesday so he is staying with her. I really need him to also. Hope that does not sound selfish.
I truly pray that once the knee is replaced and she is not in continual pain she will make significant improvement.

7 comments:

Therese said...

I will continue to pray for her and for your family. I know this isn't easy-please continue to update us.

FalkFamily said...

Needing your brother's help does not sound selfish at all. I'm praying for your mother, you and for your two sisters and brother as caretakers. How blessed she is to have you guys.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

This post made me cry... I lost my mama last may and I still can't talk or read about stuff like this...You are in my prayers. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother too and I definatly know about needing your brother.
God bless you and keep you, and may His will be done with your sweet mama.

janice_phil said...

i am praying for your mother hope she will be ok...and btw u got a great page hehe! with great contents as well..

janice_phil said...

but u got to be strong as well...if ever ur brother won't do his part just dont mind it too muh it will just add burden to ur mind and soul..just do what u can do...that's all...just don't let things complicated ur mom needs u at this point in her life all she needs is patience love and understanding and the love of her children..maybe u can ask ur bro to show more love...what cha thnk? just be strong...

Katidids said...

Oh Hon, Lots of prayers for you all! Its heart breaking to see your Mom this way..My Mom was on some meds that knocked her for a loop! We thought....well she did not know us etc.. She was over medicated. At the time we did not realize this, I went in the bathroom & cried, this was my Mama..funny how she bacame Mama again when I was almost 50. I looked down at my hands & saw my mothers, the strength she gave us all, the tough love, the encouragement....dried my tears & gave her the smiles & love she needed with the strength she had given/taught us thru the years.
Some times words seem useless, but I will pray God holds you and yours wrapped in his strengh & wisdom

Katidids said...

Hoping to brighten your day I left a "gift" for you on my blog....hoping you havn't seen this yet

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