Tuesday, October 05, 2010
My parents are 84 years old and I am blessed to have them both. Many people my age are not so fortunate. Yet I am at the state where I am starting to have to care for them a bit and worrying about their future and what I will be able to do to help with their care. My mother is legally blind and my dad does everything for her...but the sad news is that my dad has glaucoma and is losing his eyesight now also. My mom is not able to walk any distance at all without her walker and when we go out anywhere she is in a wheelchair now. She is so bad with degenerative hips you can hear her hip bones rubbing together yet she has opted to forgo surgery due to her age. My dad fell the other dad in the bathtub and bruised himself pretty badly but thank the Lord nothing was broken. Things like this are really starting to worry me. I am thankful at this point for my nurses training as that will come in handy to care for their physical and mental needs. I am praying that I am up for this challenge and that even though I am considered "disabled" myself that God will grant me the strength and ability to do all that needs to be done for them.