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update 1-20-13

Sunday, January 20, 2013

meant to say $5000/month not week

Sorry not more positive guys but right now I can't even see the end of the tunnel.
Every thing as been moving at break neck speed, mom does not slide down a slope when she changes, she jumps off the cliff!
I'm disappointed in myself, thought I would be stronger than this, thought I'd be able to handle this better. Seems the harder I try the further behind I go - but I'm gonna keep trying - NEVER SURRENDER -- NEVER SAY DIE! - it's family.
I'm very worried about Steve and my sister Kris, I try to take some of the pressure off them but I don't think I do a very good job of it.

Dementia/ Alzheimer's = Mental and emotional torture with a side order of physical exhaustion for everyone involved

Bright note -- we have found someone that we are able to hire to come in and stay for a few hours once a week so we can get out a bit.

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I won't comment here but will write to you via Spark mail as soon as I can. Hopefully by this weekend.
We are in the same situation and now seem to be at the same crossroads where a decision must be made in the near future. It is killing me ... torturing me ... and I clearly see that it is doing the same to you.

I have talked to Human Resources and will be seeing an Attorney ASAP ... and when I write to you will let you know what I have found out thus far. It is so hard ... so very, very hard ... but we will lean on one another, OK?
Love to you and Steve!

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MMAZZIE 1/21/2013 10:16PM

    thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers...stay strong emoticon emoticon

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GIVENTHANKS 1/21/2013 9:17AM

    Prayers for you, Steve and your Mom!


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LOSEEILEEN 1/21/2013 9:10AM

    Hi, i know this sounds like ilt won't help, but buy som;e coconut oil and google its effects of alzeheimer pts...other than that you are doing a wonderful thing, and you have become a nurse to her and you are to be praised. your angel ils with and much respect for you..eileen

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QUEENMOXIE 1/21/2013 9:02AM

    I wish I were there to help you. I know how hard it is because like you said, one minute they hate the ground you walk on, and the next they tell you how much they love and appreciate you. I know that the latter is true. You know that she doesn't mean to say mean things to you. At least she isn't violent. I had many of my residents who would bite me and hit guy almost broke my jaw and then sang Danny Boy afterwards. I think that you are more worried about what this is doing to Steve. I understand. He is depressed with good reason...I don't like this weather is helping. I am so tired of cold and its a long way to Spring! At least you have someone coming in for a little while...that is good. I will pray for a break for you guys! Hugs** emoticon emoticon emoticon

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